Report: C Andre Gurode to visit Seahawks
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Gurode is a five-time Pro Bowler, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week after 24-year-old Phil Costa emerged as the Cowboys' starting center. Gurode was scheduled to earn $5.5 million in base salary from Dallas.
Where would Gurode fit in Seattle? It's a question worth asking. The offensive line is the critical question in Seattle after three exhibition games in which Seattle struggled to protect the passer. Gurode would provide a veteran presence, but he is also recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Max Unger is the team's starting center, and the starting guards are Robert Gallery and rookie John Moffitt.
Also, the Seahawks have expressed an interest in bringing in fullback Mike Karney, who most recently played for the Rams. His travel arrangements were not finalized as of Tuesday morning, but expect him to make an appearance in Seattle this week and perhaps even play in Friday's exhibition finale.
Update: The Seahawks released defensive tackle Jay Alford and safety Rickey Thenarse on Tuesday to reach the league-mandated limit of 80 players on the roster. Thenarse was a rookie safety from Nebraska while Alford was a fourth-year player, whose spot will be filled by Clinton McDonald, the defensive tackle Seattle acquired for Kelly Jennings.
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