Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/6/13

The Seattle Seahawks are not afraid to roll the dice. One year after giving Matt Flynn a long-term contract and then drafting Russell Wilson and inserting him as the starter, the Seahawks are once again raising eyebrows with personnel moves. This time around it involves signing a player that hasn’t played organized football in nearly ten years. Darren Fells, a 6-7 forward in basketball, signed a three-year deal to play for the Seahawks. He is the brother of Patriots Daniel Fells. Darren played basketball at UC-Irvine, and not football. He was an all-state tight end in high school Fullerton High School in California. What is suprising is that the Seahawks signed him to a three-year deal, which on the surface seems like a long-term committement to him. Of course, the team doesn’t have to honor the full length of a contract, as they can terminate it at anytime. That being said, it appears as if they are hoping to strike gold like the Chargers did with Antonio Gates, and the Chiefs did with Tony Gonzalez. Seattle was supposed to watch him at a pro day, but based on what they saw prior to that, they were impressed enough to offer [...]

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