According to the Seattle PI, the Seahawks have acquired OT Tyler Polumbus from the Detroit Lions. Seattle was interested in acquiring him off of the waiver wire last week from Denver, but the Lions originally beat Seattle to it.
It’s unknown at this time what Seattle gave up for Polumbus but one has to assume it will be based off of how he plays. Some quick info on the newest Seahawk, per the above link:
Polumbus, 25, started eight games for Denver last year. The 6-8, 300-pounder spent two years with the Broncos after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado.
Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates was an assistant with the Broncos during Polumbus’ rookie season in 2008
Polumbo played 31 games for Denver in the past two years, mostly on special teams, but did start eight of the Broncos’ final nine games last season.
This is a great move by Seattle. Polumbus is a great OT and it came as a shock when Denver cut him. I believe that the OL is set, and we should all rest a little easier tonight knowing that Hasselbeck should be taken care of until Okung returns.