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June 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM

A couple quick notes on the signing of Demitrius Bronson

A couple of quick notes to pass along on the signing today of running back Demitrius Bronson:

— There were lots of rumors following the rookie mini-camp that the Seahawks were going to sign Bronson, who in the eyes of just about all observers was one of the standout players. One reason Seattle waited, though, is that Bronson would not have been eligible to participate in OTAs under the rule barring players from participating whose college classes are still in session (meaning, those on the quarter system).

Defensive linemen Cassius Marsh and Andru Pulu, a teammate of Bronson’s at Eastern Washington, also had to sit out during OTAs. All three will be available for mini-camp. In Bronson’s case, Seattle was able to hold off on signing him until now and not waste the roster spot during OTAs.

— Bronson is listed by the Seahawks at 5-9, 211 pounds. And during the rookie mini-camp, he appeared to be playing primarily tailback. We’ll see later if there are plans to use him at fullback, as well, possibly being a combo-type back, ala Derrick Coleman and Spencer Ware, each listed as fullbacks but players who also sometimes also get used as tailbacks.

Bronson has some history at fullback, being tried there a bit at Washington in the spring of 2010 before making the decision to transfer following the 2010 season. However, he’s a bit sleeker now than he was during his UW days, when he was listed at 228.

The Seahawks have just three “true” tailbacks on the roster in Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael and Robert Turbin and hadn’t added anyone to the tailback spot in the off-season until the signing of Bronson (fixing from earlier that they drafted Kiero Small at fullback).

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