The Seahawks announced a few roster moves this afternoon, adding two players to the roster from the group of rookies who tried out for the team this weekend — tight end Rashaun Allen and guard Nate Isles — while also signing fourth-round pick Cassius Marsh to his rookie contract.
Seattle cut tight end Travis Beckum and cornerback Jimmy Legree to make room for Allen and Isles on the 90-man roster.
Allen, a 6-4, 250-pound tight end from Southern University, was impressive throughout the three days of the rookie mini-camp, and obviously enough so to make the Seahawks want to get a longer look at him in training camp.
Isles, a 6-5, 348-pounder from North Carolina A&T also was used some by the Seahawks at tackle this weekend, though the team is listing him as a guard.
Marsh, as the 108th overall pick in the draft could be due a $470,252 signing bonus and the standard four-year deal worth $2.690 million, according to OvertheCap.com.
Beckum was a former New York Giant who the Seahawks signed as a free agent on Feb. 10. Legree was signed last week as an undrafted free agent.
Marsh is now the fourth of the team’s nine draft picks to sign, the others being fifth-round DT Jimmy Staten, sixth-round DB Eric Pinkins and seventh-round FB Kiero Small.
But as we’ve noted, rookie contracts are now simply slotted via the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement and there’s no real negotiating involved. So all nine should be done before camp begins.