The Seattle Seahawks made a series of roster moves at the quarterback position on Sunday.
The NFC West franchise has officially announced the signing of veteran quarterback Sean Mannion. The Seahawks announced the signing of the 29-year-old quarterback on Sunday.
Mannion, a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Oregon State, previously played for the Rams and the Vikings.
Mannion, 29, was a third-round pick of the then St. Louis Rams in 2015, spent his first four seasons with the Rams, including two with current Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron on L.A.’s coaching staff. Mannion spent the past two seasons in Minnesota.
Mannion has appeared in 13 games over a six-year career, starting two, and has completed 60.8 percent of his passes with no touchdowns and three interceptions.
Following the signing of Mannion, the Seahawks released one of their young quarterbacks. Danny Etling, a 27-year-old QB who played at Purdue and LSU, has been waived.
Quarterback Danny Etling was waived to make room on the 90-man roster.***
Etling, who was a seventh-round pick by the Patriots in 2018, spent last season on Seattle’s practice squad.
The Seahawks now have four quarterbacks on the roster – Russell Wilson, Geno Smith, Alex McGough and Mannion.
Smith is expected to win the backup job.