Jurevicius Signs With Seahawks

In a move that further illustrates President Tim Ruskell's philosophy of building teams with solid character players, the Seattle Seahawks signed former Tampa Bay WR Joe Jurevicius on Friday.

The Seattle Seahawks have signed former Tampa Bay WR Joe Jurevicius to a one-year deal. Jurevicius was in Seattle most of last week visiting the team, taking physicals (which he reportedly passed, allaying concerns regarding the knee and back injuries he's suffered through over the last two seasons), talking to coaches, and discussing terms.

Jurevicius' agent, Neil Cornrich, believed that his client would sign with the Seahawks before the weekend was over. "I'm optimistic about working something out with the Seahawks," Cornrich said on Thursday. "Joe views the Seahawks' system as very compatible with his talents, and he's excited about the opportunity to contribute to that offense."

In seven seasons, Jurevicius has 178 catches for 2,316 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has 22 starts in 88 career games and tenures with the New York Giants (1998-2001) and Tampa Bay (2002-2004).

“He is a selfless player who understands what it takes to win in this league,” said Seahawks President Tim Ruskell.

Jurevicius adds a big (6'5", 230 lbs) target to the lineup. While he may not start, his presence in the four-wide receiver sets will be another weapon in the Seahawks' west coast offense.

Specific details of the contract have not been released at this time.


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