Seahawks and Taylor agree to terms

After the draft day trade of Darrell Jackson to the San Francisco 49ers, it was evident that the Seahawks wanted to go in a different direction with their receiver corps. In the sixth round, Seattle selected two wideouts -- Courtney Taylor and Jordan Kent -- and now both have agreed to terms on deals that will have them in their rookie training camps on time.

Seattle opens it's training camp on July 26th and it is imperative that their eight draft choices arrive in time to work out from the "opening gun" of camp.

Until Monday afternoon, three had either signed or agreed to terms on deals and Taylor became the fourth as his agent, Joel Segal, confirmed with the Seattle Times that his client agreed on terms of a contract with the team.

Taylor is an experienced wideout that runs precise routes and has sure hands. The reason he fell was because of his 4.55 speed during personal workouts which scared teams off a bit.

While at Auburn, Taylor was super-productive starting 33 of 50 games and posting 154 receptions for 2,098 yards and nine touchdowns.

Taylor figures to get playing time on special teams and has a slight chance of making the final roster with a good preseason. More than likely, Taylor could end up on the practice squad for a year or two while he learns the Seahawks' complex playbook with the idea of possibly replacing the aging Bobby Engram in the future.

Check back with Seahawks.NET once details of Taylor's contract are released and to monitor his progress through training camp.


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