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Seahawks Sign Former Tennessee Defensive Lineman

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The Seattle Seahawks signed former Tennessee defensive lineman LaTrell Bumphus to its 90-man roster, The Seattle Times Bob Condotta first reported Tuesday afternoon.

Bumphus went undrafted in the 2023 NFL Draft before signing an undrafted free agent deal with the New York Giants. The Tennessee defensive tackle went through rookie OTAs with the Giants before the franchise waived him.

Now with the Seahawks, Bumphus will go through minicamp and likely the preseason as he looks to make the team’s 55-man active roster for this coming season.

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Bumphus will join a familiar face in Seattle as former Tennessee defensive lineman Darrell Taylor is entering his fourth professional season with the Seahawks. After missing his first season due to injury, Taylor has totaled 16 sacks and five forced fumbles.

A West Tennessee native, Bumphus had a six year career in Knoxville where he earned real playing time every season. Bumphus totaled 65 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and one forced fumble in 55 collegiate games.

The 2019 and 2022 seasons proved to be the best of Bumphus’ Tennessee career. The defensive tackle totaled 23 tackles and six tackles for loss in 2019 before tallying 21 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss in his final season in Knoxville.

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