The Seahawks continued adding to their roster Thursday by signing a free-agent tight end and claiming a cornerback off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.

The tight end is Nick Guggemos, who according to a Seahawks release, was signed after recently taking part in a workout at the University of Minnesota. Guggemos, listed at 6 foot 4 and 248 pounds, was a receiver at the University of St. Thomas, a Division III school in St. Paul, Minnesota, which is also the alma mater of Seahawks general manager John Schneider.

He is the son of Neal Guggemos, who played at St. Thomas before a three-year NFL career with the Vikings and Giants.

His signing gives the Seahawks five tight ends, the others being Will Dissly, Gerald Everett, Colby Parkinson and Tyler Mabry.

The Seahawks also claimed cornerback Saivion Smith off waivers from Dallas.

Smith played in six games last year for Dallas as a reserve cornerback and special teamer after playing in the XFL. He was among the top high-school recruits in the nation in 2016 before signing with LSU, playing at a junior college and finishing his career at Alabama. He signed Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent in 2019.


Smith is listed at 6-1, 200 pounds and his acquisition gives the Seahawks a whopping 10 cornerbacks, not including Marquise Blair and Ugo Amadi, who are listed as safeties but are expected to again contend for the nickel corner spot.

The others corners are D.J. Reed, Tre Flowers, Ahkello Witherspoon, Tre Brown, Damarious Randall, Pierre Desir, Gavin Heslop, Jordan Miller and Bryan Mills. 

Desir (free agent signee), Brown (drafted in fourth round), Mills (undrafted free agent) and Smith have all been added since April 23.

Smith is the second waiver claim the Seahawks have made this week as they also claimed linebacker Nate Evans from Jacksonville on Wednesday.

Teams can have a maximum of 90 players on their rosters in the offseason. The Seahawks are at 85.