According to a few sources, defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove just signed with the Seahawks.
If his name sounds familiar, that’s probably because he was a third round pick for the Rams back in the 2004 draft. They tried him at defensive end, where he struggled, and eventually they shuttled him off to Buffalo late in the 2006 season. After another season with the Bills, Hargrove was out of football. Why? Well, among other things he began to use drugs during his stay in St. Louis, and by 2008 he had failed enough drug tests that the league gave him a one year suspension. Thankfully for him, he used that downtime to go into rehab and get sober, and in 2009 he joined the Saints, moved over to defensive tackle, and turned into a reliable part of their d-line rotation.
He won’t be pushing Mebane or Branch for a starting job, but he looks to be quality depth and should be reliable enough in spot duty. If nothing else, I guess he could let his teammates rub his Super Bowl ring for good luck or something.
Hargrove’s signing also means that the team will have to release someone to make room for Hargrove on the roster, but there’s been no word yet on who that might be.
UPDATE: DE Landon Cohen was released to make room for Hargrove. Cohen was a waiver wire pickup from the Patriots after the final cutdown date, so he’d been with the team for less than a week.