Indications are that former Husky Tani Tupou will sign with the Seahawks after being a tryout player this weekend, but that former Oregon QB Vernon Adams will not
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team would have some decisions to make following the rookie mini-camp this weekend.
Indications are that two have been made — it is expected that the team will sign former Husky Taniela Tupou, who played defensive tackle at Washington but spent the last two days of the rookie mini-camp working at fullback but that the team will not sign quarterback Vernon Adams.
In the comments section of an Instagram post thanking the Seahawks for the opportunity of being a tryout player, Adams wrote in response to a question that “No, I did not get signed.”
That would leave the Seahawks with Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps on the 90-man roster as quarterbacks behind Russell Wilson.
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Adams usually followed Boykin in the rotation at quarterback with Heaps going third, and among his Sunday highlights were a deep pass to tryout receiver Deontrae Cooper — the twin brother of former UW running back Deontae Cooper — and a short touchdown pass to Alex Collins. But for now, it appears the team will stick with the QBs it had on the roster heading into the weekend.
Adams confirmed Friday that he also has a tryout scheduled next weekend at Washington but had also said that he was open to the Seahawks signing him before he left town.
Carroll hinted at a potentially tough decision at the quarterback spot after Sunday’s practice.
“All three guys did a really good job,’’ Carroll said. “They’re really good players. Jake has been with us a little bit more so he has a little more familiarity. He did really well, threw the ball really well, really in command of the position. I thought Boykin did a really good job and Vernon did a nice job, too. So we’ve got to figure some stuff out, which is great. That’s what we hoped for, we hope for all of these decisions to be difficult in which way we want to go. But they did a good job.’’
As for Tupou, the 6-1, 284-pounder scored a touchdown in a team session Sunday on a play-action pass, and the Seahawks have no players on their current 90-man roster listed as fullbacks with last year’s two players at that spot — Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu — remaining unsigned.