Seahawks Sign Six To Futures Deals


The Seattle Seahawks officially signed six players to futures contracts for the 2020 season on Monday.

The full list includes:

  1. WR Penny Hart
  2. LB Pita Taumoepenu
  3. DB Brian Allen
  4. LB Sutton Smith
  5. DT Shakir Soto
  6. WR Cody Thompson

Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.

Thompson, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Toledo back in April. He later agreed to a three-year, $1.755 million contract with the Chiefs, but was among their roster cuts coming out of the preseason.

Kansas City later signed Thompson to their practice squad before releasing him in October. He recently had a brief stint on the Seahawks’ taxi squad before the Bengals added him to their practice squad in November. 

Thompson returned to Seattle last week. 

During his college career at Toledo, Thompson caught 181 passes for 3,312 yards receiving and 30 touchdowns over the course of five seasons and 50 games.

Allen, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2017. He lasted just over two years in Pittsburgh before he was waived coming out of the preseason this past September. The Seahawks later signed him to their practice squad.

For his career, Allen has appeared in 16 games and recorded one tackle.

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