When Keith Price attended the local-player workout at Virginia Mason Athletic Center last month, the former University of Washington quarterback expressed a desire to join the Seahawks.
“I know that coach (Pete) Carroll’s philosophy is competing, and I wouldn’t mind being a part of it,” Price said at the time. “My motto is, all I need is a foot in the door and I’ll take care of the rest.”
Price got his wish Saturday, when he was among nine rookie free agents to agree to terms with the Seahawks at the conclusion of the three-day NFL Draft.
Also agreeing to terms with the Seahawks:
- USC strong safety Dion Bailey
- Montana linebacker Brock Coyle
- Central Arkansas tight end Chase Dixon
- Penn State tackle Garry Gilliam
- Oklahoma guard Bronson Irwin
- Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat
- South Carolina cornerback Jimmy Legree
- Eastern Washington defensive tackle Andru Pulu.
Pulu also participated in the Seahawks’ workout for local players.
Price, Pulu and the other seven free agents will join the nine players selected by the Seahawks in the draft for the team’s three-day rookie minicamp that begins Friday. And Price should get a lot of reps during the workouts.
“We had a good look at him, obviously,” Carroll said Saturday. “Being a local kid, we’ve seen him for years. We had a good look at him at his workouts. He came here for our local workout. We feel very, very comfortable with him. We know that’s he’s got a big upside. He seemed to fit in really well with our coaches. We just feel really comfortable and we think we can give him a real good shot at it.”