After only two weeks on the job, former Central Washington University star quarterback Mike Reilly was released by the Seahawks Seahawks on Tuesday, cutting short the Tri-Cities native’s dream of playing for the team he rooted for as a child.
Seattle signed University of Oregon wide receiver Marcus Maxwell to fill Reilly’s roster spot.
The Seahawks claimed Reilly off waivers two weeks ago after he was released by St. Louis.
He was going to compete for the third string quarterback job with Mike Teel. But now the team is expected to sign veteran quarterback J.P. Losman instead. Nothing is official, but according to an ESPN report, Losman will sign a one-year deal worth $630,000.
Losman, 29, fits what general manager John Schneider likes in a quarterback – a big, mobile guy with a strong arm. Losman, 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, was drafted by Buffalo in 2004 out of Tulane. He was the No. 22 pick overall.
However, Losman’s physical talents never added up to wins on the field for Buffalo, where he went 10-23.
In five seasons with the Bills, Losman completed 59 percent of his passes for 6,211 yards, 33 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.
Losman spent 2009 with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League before finishing the season with the Oakland Raiders.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Maxwell is the 15th receiver on the Seattle roster. He was drafted in the seventh round by San Francisco in 2005 and played four games for the Niners that season. He has also been with Baltimore and Tampa Bay.
New England released veteran cornerback Shawn Springs, who entered the league in 1997 as a first-round pick by the Seahawks. … Pittsburgh resumed voluntary workouts without suspended quarterback Ben Roethlisberger amid questions about who will play while the two-time Super Bowl winner serves his six-game suspenison. … Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett apologized for being part of an online streaming video of him taking a shower. He said he did it to win a $1,000 bet and thought it was a joke, but added “obviously it’s not.” … Cleveland signed free agent placekicker Shaun Suisham after veteran Phil Dawson skipped voluntary workouts in an apparent contract dispute.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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