Seattle Claims Former Central Washington Signal Caller Reilly, Signs Three

When Seattle has its organized team activity May 11, it’ll be a homecoming for one of the team’s newest off-season acquisitions.

Tuesday the Seahawks claimed quarterback Mike Reilly off waivers from the St. Louis Rams.

Reilly attended Central Washington University, where he led the Wildcats to a combined 34-12 record from 2005 to 2008.  During that time Reilly set the school’s passing yards and passing touchdowns records with 12,448 yards and 118 scores.

Qwest Field, the Seahawks’ home, won’t be unfamiliar territory for the Kalispell, Mont. native.  While at CWU, Reilly played four times there against cross-state rival Western Washington University.  In those four games, he threw for 1,051 yards and 10 touchdowns while completing 70.7 percent of his passes.

Seattle is Reilly’s fourth team in the National Football League.  He was initially signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he failed to make the regular-season roster.  Stops in Green Bay and most recently in St. Louis followed.

His acquisition means Seattle has four quarterbacks on its roster.  He joins Matt Hasselbeck, Charlie Whitehurst and Mike Teel at the position on the team.

NOTES
Seattle made three additional roster moves Tuesday.  The Seahawks announced the signings of wide receivers Chris Duvalt and Victor James and cornerback Marcus Udell.


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