The San Francisco 49ers have traded defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer to the Seattle Seahawks, Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Terms of the trade are not known at this time.
The 6-4, 315-pound Balmer was never able to crack the 49ers' starting line-up, totaling just 19 tackles and a pass defensed in 27 games. Balmer injured his shoulder late in the 2009 season, but was expected to compete for a back-up role in 2010 before going AWOL last week to tend to "personal issues".
In Seattle, Balmer will be reunited with former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, who selected Balmer out of North Carolina with the 29th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, and is now a member of the Seahawks personnel department.
Balmer will also be reunited former Tar Heels teammate E.J. Wilson, a fourth-round pick by the Seahawks in April. Balmer will likely be used inside at defensive tackle for the Seahawks, but has the size and strength to play the strong-side defensive end, as well.
In addition to writing for NorthwestFootball.net, Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac's Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you'd like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.
Seahawks Acquire DL Kentwan Balmer
SeahawkFootball.com Top Stories
Join us at SCOUT Fantasy!NEW! FREE Scout Fantasy Game Credits with every membership! Up to $299! What are you waiting for? The next generation of Fantasy Sports coverage is SCOUT Fantasy.
Scout FantasySaturday at 10:41 AM
NFL Draft declaration trackerNo more teachers, no more books for these stars leaving college early to pursue an NFL career.
Highlights: Ryan slices up SeahawksLed by a red-hot Matt Ryan, the Falcons earn their first playoff win since 2012 with a comfortable, 30-26 win against Seattle in Atlanta. See the highlights of Ryan's big day.
NFL divisional matchups: NFC previewsWith both games in the NFC being rematches from the regular season and featuring all four teams with 11 or more wins, the entertainment value in the divisional playoff games should…
Scout NFL Network01/12/2017
Dr. Roto's Divisional Round - Thomas RawlsDr. Roto takes a look at Thomas Rawls against the Atlanta Falcons.