A pair of former Seattle receivers found new homes today as Jacksonville signed Bryan Walters and Buffalo signed Percy Harvin.
The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced the signing of Bryan Walters, a receiver for the Seahawks the last three years who was not given a tender by Seattle and allowed to become a free agent.
In Jacksonville, Walters will be reunited with Gus Bradley, who was Seattle’s defensive coordinator in 2012 when Walters was first with the Seahawks. Bradley became head coach of the Jags in 2013.
Walters becomes the fifth Seahawk who became an unrestricted free agent this week to sign with another team,
The others are: DE O’Brien Schofield (Atlanta), CB Byron Maxwell (Philadelphia), LB Malcolm Smith (Raiders) and OL James Carpenter (Jets).
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Walters was Seattle’s primary punt returner last season and that’s a role the Seahawks will have to fill anew.
Walters is a graduate of Juanita High and played in 17 regular season games for Seattle in 2013-14.
Also today, the Buffalo Bills have signed Percy Harvin to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.
That has no impact on the Seahawks anymore after the Jets cut Harvin earlier this week. When New York released Harvin, that assured that Seattle will get a sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft instead of a potential fourth.