|AP source: Seahawks, DE Jackson agree to terms|
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|Friday, 25 July 2008 07:26|
Jackson, the 28th pick from Southern California, agreed to an $11.25 million, five-year contract Friday morning, according to a person familiar with the deal. The contract includes a $6.1 million signing bonus, said the person who requested anonymity because the team did not release the terms of the deal.
M, and fifth-round pick Owen Schmitt, a fullback from West Virginia. They also signed free-agent wide receiver Bryan Gilmore, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers.
To make roster room for the signings, Seattle released Mike Green, a former starting safety with the Chicago Bears whose two seasons with the Seahawks were ruined by a severe foot injury. The team also cut defensive tackle Kevin Brown and fullback Dan Curran.
Second-round pick John Carlson, a tight end from Notre Dame expected to be Seattle's starting tight end this season, is still unsigned and not in camp.