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February 14, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Hawks add guard Greg Van Roten

Seattle has added another free agent to its roster, today signing guard Greg Van  Roten, who played in college at Pennsylvania and in nine games for the Packers in 2012 and in three games this season before suffering a foot injury.

Van Roten was released by the Packers two days ago in what was described at time as a surprise move.

As ESPN reported at the time, Van Roten’s foot injury has apparently  healed, quoting his agent, Bill Baldini, as saying: “His foot is fine. It actually felt fine during the season. He could have returned [had he not been placed on injured reserve].”

Van Roten made Green Bay’s roster as an undrafted free agent in 2012, and played in seven regular season games and both playoff games (he did not play at Seattle in the memorable 2012 Monday Night game). Here’s his Green Bay profile.

And here’s some good background on Van Roten’s Green Bay tenure, and here’s a profile on Van Roten from November, 2012, with a good overview of his history.

Seattle’s most obvious position of need is the offensive line, both in attempting to upgrade a unit that allowed 44 sacks this season as well as possibly needing to find replacements for veterans Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan, each unrestricted free agents.

Van Roten was used by Green Bay at both guard spots, and center.

Van Roten Tweeted the news himself earlier today:

And then added this Twitter reaction:

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