Ex-Husky Toledo signs with Seahawks

  • Mon May 3rd, 2010 11:40pm
  • Sports

By John Boyle Herald Writer

Former Husky tackle Joe Toledo and undrafted rookie cornerback Chris Richards were signed by the Seahawks after a tryout during last weekend’s minicamp.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he recruited Joe Toledo out of high school, though he ended up picking Washington instead. Toledo started at Washington as a tight end, but switched to tackle as a senior. He was drafted by Miami in the fourth round in 2006 and has spent the past three seasons on the practice squads of Green Bay and San Francisco. Toledo provides depth for a team thin at tackle even after drafting Russell Okung in the first round.

“We recruited Joe,” Carroll said Sunday. “He kind of broke my heart, but I told him I’m not going to hold it against him right now. We need a tackle.”

Richards spent his first two years of college at Michigan before transferring to Stony Brook University.

To make room on the roster, Seattle released linebacker Reggie Carter, an undrafted free agent, and long snapper Patrick MacDonald.