The Seahawks early Tuesday agreed to terms with former Oakland Raider guard J'Marcus Webb.
Proof that the NFL really never sleeps came in the news this morning that the Seahawks had signed offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb —news Webb confirmed in a tweet he sent at 6:18 a.m.
Webb announced late last week on SiriusXM Radio that he would visit the Seahawks and that paid off in the overnight signing, first reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. Terms of the deal have yet to be revealed.
The 27-year-old Webb started 16 games for the Raiders at guard last season when he made $745,000 and had one of the lower ratings by Pro Football Focus at his position. Webb projects as a candidate to compete for J.R.Sweezy’s job and also be a swing backup player — Sweezy signed last week with Tampa Bay. Webb also previously played for the Bears and Vikings and has 61 starts in six years.
He is the second offensive lineman the Seahawks have signed in two days joining former Arizona Cardinal Bradley Sowell, who signed on Monday.
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Webb originally entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Bears in 2010 where he played tackle and “struggled brutally,” according to this NFL.com story and also had an arrest on drug charges. He then played in 2013-14 for the Vikings before signing with the Raiders. Webb has since given up alcohol, something he recently wrote about on Facebook.
The Seahawks continue to wait to hear a decision from left tackle Russell Okung, who has visited the Lions, Giants and Steelers and is said to be considering offers from each of those teams as well as the Seahawks.