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
2016 Fantasy Football PrimerAre you ready for the 2016 Fantasy Football season? It can't come soon enough, right? This page is a hub where we both want to look forward towards 2016 but also look back at 2015.
Report: Free agent NFL QB Jackson arrestedFormer Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was arrested Friday according to a local TV news report.
2016 Fantasy Football WR Rankings 1.0Check out the best Fantasy Football rankings in the industry!
2016 Fantasy Football RB Rankings 1.0Check out the best Fantasy Football rankings in the industry!
NFL’s most indispensable offensive playersExcluding quarterbacks, who are the most indispensable offensive players in the NFL?
Scout NFL Network06/13/2016