Seahawks Sign LB Austin Calitro, Waive LB Dadi Nicolas


The Seattle Seahawks announced Wednesday that they’ve signed LB Austin Calitro to a contract and placed LB Dadi Nicolas on waivers.

Calitro, 24, wound up signing on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Villanova last year. Unfortunately, he lasted just a few weeks in New York before he was placed on waivers.

Calitro later signed on with the 49ers but wound up being among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. After a brief stint with the Seahawks, Calitro joined the Browns’ practice squad and returned to Cleveland on a futures deal this offseason.

However, the Browns elected to waive him last month.

During his college career at Villanova, Calitro recorded 219 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 26 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and eight pass defenses over the course of 47 games.

Nicolas, 25, was taken in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Chiefs. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2.49 million contract and set to make base salaries of $630,000 and $720,000 over the next two years when the Chiefs waived him last month.

Before he was cut, the Chiefs were on the verge of trading Nicolas to the Browns in exchange for TE Randall Telfer earlier this month, but the trade was called off and both players were subsequently placed on waivers.

The Seahawks later signed him to a contract.

In 2016, Nicolas appeared in 10 games for the Chiefs and recorded one pass defense and no tackles.

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