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April 30, 2008 10:29 AM

Seahawks sign former Husky Larry Tripplett, two others

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seattle announced it signed Larry Tripplett, a second-round pick out of Washington in 2002. Tripplett was initially chosen by the Indianapolis Colts and signed with Buffalo in 2006.

Here's a link to Tripplett's player profile on

The Seahawks also signed LB Wesly Mallard and claimed CB Dalton Bell off waivers from Carolina. Here's a link to Mallard's player profile on President Tim Ruskell said after the draft, indicating the Seahawks' decision not to select a linebacker in the draft would be followed by a heavier emphasis on that position among the undrafted free agents the team signed.

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Posted by Josh D in austin TX

10:50 AM, Apr 30, 2008

I like Tripplett he is going to be a good back up guy. Plus I like him when he was in purple and gold!

Posted by salemdawg

11:02 AM, Apr 30, 2008

Great signing!

Posted by commoncent$

11:29 AM, Apr 30, 2008

I really like this signing. I've been irritated that other DT's have been coming and going off the wire with no activity from the hawks. That has all changed now. Tripplett can thrive in the fast paced DEF of the hawks.

Great signing!

Posted by Ruskell's #1 fan

12:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Wow, Tim Ruskell signing another Tampa Bay Buc holdover (Wesly Mallard).
I heard that he's looking into signing Mike Alstott to backup Weaver... or Hardy Nickerson for the Linbacker corps... or Steve DeBerg to push Hassleback... is LeeRoy Selmon still alive?

go hawks!

Posted by Tripplett Fan

12:57 PM, Apr 30, 2008



Seasoned, professional help doesn't come better than this!

Posted by shane/olympia

1:05 PM, Apr 30, 2008

nice move tim!


now a weakness is starting to look better

i like triplett and thought the hawks might go that way when free agency began

i always love bringing in local players

on another note
wow the raiders had a lot of running backs
lamont jordan
justin fargas
michael bush
and now they got rid of dominic rhodes

i would take rhodes over mo mo or forsettt there like the same players but rhodes is proven and has a super bowl ring

Posted by salemdawg

2:16 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Rhodes isn't needed - J. Jones, Ducket, Mo, Weaver and Schmidtt will be a nice compliment of RBs. Good home run threat in JJ and good short-yardage in Duckett and Schmidtt. Rhodes has never played in a WCO - and he'd be expensive. He has no value to the Seahawks.

Posted by C Diddy

4:34 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Love this move.........

Posted by AZ Hawk

7:03 AM, May 01, 2008

Rhodes also got into some off-the-field trouble also, I believe, so don't think that' an option.

Posted by Dubber

1:27 PM, May 01, 2008

Tripplett's a great addition!

He was fun to watch at Washington and who can forget him running 60 yards for a touchdown over Tennessee? I like his quickness and he's supposed to be a real nice guy, that never hurts

Posted by morrisonsghost

1:44 AM, May 02, 2008

Love the Tripplett signing. It does make me wonder though if Tubbs is on his way out. It seems like the team has been quiet about Tubbs' status and a guy his size can only have so many knee problems before he has to hang 'em up. With or without Tubbs though, Tripplett is going to be a great addition to the line.

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