The Seattle Seahawks officially signed K Sam Ficken to a futures contract for the 2019 season on Friday.
This is notable, given that veteran K Sebastian Janikowski is scheduled to a be a free agent in March.
As of now, the Seahawks have signed 10 players to futures deals including:
- WR Caleb Scott
- G Jordan Roos
- DB Justin Currie
- DB Jeremy Boykins
- TE Tyrone Swoopes
- WR Keenan Reynolds
- DB Simeon Thomas
- C Marcus Henry
- DB Marwin Evans
- K Sam Ficken
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Ficken, 25, wound up signing on with the Jaguars in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. He lasted just over a month in Jacksonville before he was waived during the first round of roster cuts.
After a brief stint with the Chiefs, Ficken joined the Rams towards the end of last season after Greg Zuerlein suffered a season-ending injury. Los Angeles brought Ficken back on an exclusive rights contract, but he was waived coming out of the preseason.
Ficken returned to the Rams for a brief stint after Zuerlein suffered an injury.
In 2018, Ficken has appeared in two games for the Rams and converted 1 of 3 field goal attempts and all 10 of his extra point tries.