Seahawks Sign S Marcus Cromartie, Cut RB Troymaine Pope & WR Speedy Noil

The Seattle Seahawks announced Wednesday that they’ve signed safeties Jordan Simone and Marcus Cromartie and waived RB Troymaine Pope and WR Speedy Noil.

Cromartie, 26, originally signed on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in 2013. He lasted just over one season with the Chargers before signing on to the 49ers’ practice squad during the 2014 season.

San Francisco declined to tender him a restricted free agent offer this offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Bills elected to sign him to a contract a few months ago before cutting him loose soon after this year’s draft.

In 2016, Cromartie appeared in 10 games and recorded five tackles and no interceptions for the 49ers.

Pope, 23, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State back in May. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

New York elected to cut Pope but he later signed on to the Seahawks’ practice squad. Seattle brought Pope back on an exclusive rights contract this past April.

In 2016, Pop appeared in four games for the Seahawks and rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with one reception for five yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Noil, 21, wound going undrafted out of Texas A&M a few weeks ago. He tried out for the Packers before being invited to the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp and later signed to a contract.

During his three-year college career, Noil caught 88 passes for 1,134 yards receiving and nine touchdowns over the course of 30 games. He also contributed 990 kick return yards and 197 punt return yards.

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