Seahawks Undrafted Free Agent Tracker: Live analysis for every 2024 UDFA signing (2024)

The Seattle Seahawks may not always know what they are doing in the first or second rounds of the NFL draft, general manager John Schneider seems to have a knack for signing undrafted free agents. UDFAs are those players who do not get drafted so are free to sign with any team they choose (or, more importantly, any team that chooses them).

As soon as a draft ends, players and their agents will start working to find a team. Some of the more notable UDFAs Seattle has signed over the years include wide receivers Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Jake Bobo. Each player was signed, made the team, and, especially in the case of Baldwin and Kearse made significant impacts for several years.

UDFAs are not guaranteed roster spots, of course. Many of them could find their way to the Seahawks' practice squad after final roster cuts are made, though. In other words, just because the following players were not drafted does not mean they aren't worth keeping an eye on.

That is one thing many UDFAs will have in common. They may have a chip on their shoulders from not being taken in the draft. This will drive them to play harder to make sure their name is not forgotten by the Seahawks coaches. Some of these players could at least help on special teams if not on offense or defense.

Jack Westover, tight end, Washington

Former Washington TE Jack Westover is signing with his hometown #Seahawks, per source.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 27, 2024

The 6'3" and 243-pound Westover gives the Seattle tight end room depth. He is much more of a blocker, a bit like Will Dissly. He needs to prove himself as a pass receiver to stick on the team, most likely. He also needs to gain a little mass.

Nelson Ceasar, edge rusher, Houston

Former Houston DL Nelson Ceaser is signing with the #Seahawks, per source.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 27, 2024

Seattle is signing Ceaser who is 6'3" and 255 pounds. He doesn't have anywhere near elite athleticism, but he did have 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in 2023. He was also a team captain for the Cougars.

George Holani, running back, Boise State

Former Boise State RB George Holani is signing with the #Seahawks on a deal that includes a $15,000 signing bonus and $100K base salary guarantee, per source.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 27, 2024

Seattle must really like the 5'10" and 210-pound running back as they gave him $100,000 guarantee to sign as a UDFA. He has decent speed as he ran a 4.52 40 at the combine and did a very impressive 24 reps on the bench press.

Easton Gibbs, linebacker, Wyoming

Source says Wyoming linebacker Easton Gibbs signing with Seattle

— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) April 27, 2024

Gibbs is not very big and that likely kept him from being drafted. He is 6 feet tall and just 232 pounds. He is a very good tackler, however, and has a bit of menace to him. He might work out well as a special teamer.

Garret Greenfield, offensive lineman, San Diego State

Garret Greenfield (South Dakota State; OL) is reportedly signing with the Seattle Seahawks as an UDFA pic.twitter.com/AgbEm87W29

— FCS Football Central (@The__Bluebloods) April 27, 2024

Greenfield is ridiculously athletic for someone who is 6'6" and 311 pounds. His vertical at the combine was 38.5", for instance. He was also captain of his team twice and started a lot of games. $195,000 guaranteed is a lot, though.

Chevan Cordeiro, quarterback, San Jose State

#Seahawks signing San Jose State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 27, 2024

The Seahawks may not have taken a quarterback in the draft, but they grabbed one as a UDFA. He is a bit small at 6'1" and only 190 pounds, but he doesn't turn the ball over much. His TD:INT ratio over the last two years is 43:10.

Mike Novitsky, center, Kansas

The Seahawks are signing Kansas C Mike Novitsky as a UDFA, a source tells me.

— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) April 27, 2024

Novitsky is big enough to play in the NFL as he is 6'5" and 300 pounds. He had a bunch of starts in college, too. He just lacks NFL strength to be very efficient currently.

Devere Levelston, defensive tackle, SMU

Devere Levelston DT of SMU signed with #Seahawks per a source

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 28, 2024

Levelston is 6'5" and 290 pounds so big enough to play. He is also fairly athletic as he ran a 4.8 40. He is a poor tackler, however, and no great in terms of pass rush.

Ro Torrence, running back, Arizona State

Former Arizona State DB Ro Torrence is signing with the #Seahawks, per source.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 28, 2024

Seattle is loading up on defensive backs so I am unsure what that says about their current group. Or maybe they just want a lot of special teamers. Torrence is big at 6'3" and 208 pounds but not overly athletic.

Dee Williams, cornerback/kick returner, Tennessee

Per his Instagram, Vols return specialist Dee Williams has been picked up by the Seattle Seahawks

Electric returner, new kickoff rules make it more important. Williams is a big time playmaker.#vols #Seahawks #NFLdraft pic.twitter.com/W5OJf3PRq3

— Riley Haltom (@rileyhaltom) April 27, 2024

With the new kick return rules, the Seahawks are likely to take a look at several players who may be able to help. Williams was an even punt returner, though. He returned 35 punts in two seasons for the Vols and averaged 15.4 yards per return and took two of them back for touchdowns.

Aaron Beasley, linebacker, Tennessee

Aaron Beasley is flying high and heading to the @seahawks! #TeamIFA #NFLDraft #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/1MgbyBWFfe

— Team IFA (@TeamIFA) April 28, 2024

Beasley is not very big at 6'1" and 225 pounds. Seattle potentially may see him as a safety. He lacks elite speed, however.

Sundiata Anderson, edge rusher, Grambling

Grambling’s own Sundiata Anderson is coming to the PNW pic.twitter.com/16K6pW83s9

— Maliik Obee (@NFLMaliik) April 28, 2024

Anderson has good size as he is 6'4" and 245 pounds. He seems to be best in a 4-3 system as he has good quickness. That is a good thing for the player as Seattle is transitioning back to a 4-3 under Mike Macdonald.

Rason Williams II, defensive end, Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech's Rason Williams signed with #Seahawks per a source

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 28, 2024

The 6'4" and 280-pound defensive lineman must be good against the run because he does not do much in terms of chasing down quarterbacks. He had just 2.5 sacks in four seasons. Maybe Seattle wants him to add girth and become a defensive tackle.

Carlton Johnson, cornerback, Fresno State

Carlton Johnson of Fresno State is headed to the Seahawks

— NFL Draft Diamonds ™️ (@DraftDiamonds) April 28, 2024

Johnson does not weigh much and is not very strong. He is 5'11" but just 173 pounds. He was good in coverage but he would be a liability against the run.

Hayden Hatten, wide receiver, Idaho

.@Hayden_Hatten88 is staying in the Northwest!

So many Vandal/Seahawks fans are excited for this one!#GoVandals #ProVandals pic.twitter.com/crtNQr41jo

— Idaho Football (@VandalFootball) April 28, 2024

Hatten has good size at 6'2" and 200 pounds. He also caught a ton of passes the last two season and had at least 1,209 yards receiving each year. In 2022, he caught 16 touchdown passes. Potentially, Seattle sees him as a tight end and a red-zone target.

TaMerik Williams, running back, North Dakota State

TaMerik Williams (North Dakota State; RB) is reportedly signing with the Seattle Seahawks as an UDFA pic.twitter.com/C5ouUiJN18

— FCS Football Central (@The__Bluebloods) April 28, 2024

Williams has excellent size for a running back at 6'1" and 227 pounds. In each of his past three seasons he ran for over 700 yards and had 28 combined touchdowns rushing. Williams also averaged close to 7 yards per carry over the last four years.

Of note, we will keep this page updated with all the latest - and confirmed - rumors of UDFAs signing with the Seahawks.

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Seahawks Undrafted Free Agent Tracker: Live analysis for every 2024 UDFA signing (2024)

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Who are Seahawks' undrafted free agents? ›

This year's UDFA class includes University of Washington tight end Jack Westover, a Bellevue native who helped the Huskies reach the national championship game; San Jose State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, the Mountain West Conference's all-time leader in total touchdowns, total yards and completions; Houston edge ...

Who is the UDFA quarterback for the Seahawks? ›

The Seahawks announced they released QB Chevan Cordeiro, a UDFA from San Jose State. They had two other QBs take part in their rookie minicamp but both were on a tryout basis and have not been signed. So Seattle has just two QBs on its roster, Geno Smith and Sam Howell.

What is UDFA in football? ›

The majority of undrafted free agents are just training camp bodies or roster fillers, but there are always a few on teams that end up making rosters and contributing for years to some. Some even end up as Pro Bowlers or make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Who are the undrafted free agents for the Patriots in 2024? ›

In addition, the Patriots announced the signing of nine rookie free agents: RB DeShaun Fenwick, CB Kaleb Ford-Demont, T Zuri Henry, LB Jontrey Hunter, DE John Morgan, S Dell Pettus, C Charles Turner, CB Mikey Victor and TE Jacob Warren.

Do undrafted free agents get paid? ›

The way some NFL teams create UDFA contracts has evolved from strictly using a capped-out signing bonus to offering some guaranteed money on the base salaries of contracts, which is another way to lure a player to their squad. Not every UDFA gets this type of offer, and for some, it isn't as lucrative.

How many picks does Seattle have in 2024? ›

The Seattle Seahawks entered the 2024 NFL Draft with seven picks over the three-day event, but only two on the first two days. The Seahawks stayed put with their first pick, No. 16, taking the top interior defensive lineman in the draft in Texas' Byron Murphy.

What happened to Lofa Tatupu? ›

Since retiring from the NFL in 2012, he worked as an assistant linebackers coach for the Seahawks and soon began to turn his focus into business. He continued to realize the long-term, negative effects of his playing career looming over him — Lofa woke up feeling lethargic and experiencing aches and pains.

Was Lofa Tatupu good? ›

Tatupu quickly established himself as one of the top defensive players in the league as a rookie in 2005, in which he was named to the Pro Bowl, while leading the NFC Champion Seahawks in tackles, with 104, en route to their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

Who is number 58 on the Seahawks? ›

Derick Hall - Seattle Seahawks Linebacker - ESPN.

How do UDFA signings work? ›

Undrafted free agents sign standard NFL contracts with the team they choose. These contracts can vary in length and salary. Some may include signing bonuses or guaranteed money, but typically they are not as lucrative as those signed by drafted players.

Who is Mr. Irrelevant in 2024? ›

Irrelevant, a title annually bestowed upon the last pick in the NFL draft. The New York Jets selected Alabama safety Jaylen Key with the 257th and final pick of the 2024 NFL Draft on Saturday in Detroit.

How much is an UDFA contract worth? ›

Undrafted free agents usually sign contracts for the NFL annual minimum of $750,000. However, unlike the rookie pay scale for drafted players, the terms and amounts of these agreements can be negotiated and rests solely with the team that signs the undrafted free agent.

Who will be a free agent in 2025 in the NFL? ›

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Who is the free agent in the NFL in 2024? ›

NFL Free Agents
RankPlayer (880)% GTD @ Sign
39.07%
1Kirk Cousins50.00%
2Christian Wilkins52.27%
3Robert Hunt44.00%
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Is the Patriots for sale? ›

Bob Kraft Says He's Never Going to Sell the New England Patriots. The billionaire owner said in an interview that his NFL franchise is a 'unique asset' that he wants to keep in the family, and that he doesn't think American football will ever be as popular globally as soccer.

What is a signed undrafted free agent? ›

Undrafted free agents are players eligible for the NFL Draft but were not selected; they can negotiate and sign with any team. "Plan B" free agency.

Will Chevan Cordeiro get drafted? ›

The Seahawks released quarterback Chevan Cordeiro on Wednesday, an undrafted rookie out of San Jose State. Cordeiro, who played at Hawaii before transferring to San Jose State, was one of 16 undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Seahawks prior to last weekend's rookie minicamp.

How many undrafted free agents are in the NFL Hall of Fame? ›

There are nearly 500 undrafted players currently in the NFL (486 undrafted players made Week 1 53-man rosters), and there are 15 current members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who also went undrafted.

Is Jack Westover declaring for the draft? ›

Jack Westover, a 6-foot-3, 243-pound tight end from Washington, did not get taken during the draft part of the 2024 NFL Draft, but he will sign with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent, according to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.

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