WEDNESDAY, 4:01pm: The Seahawks have officially signed eight players to reserve/futures contracts for 2014, as Brian McIntyre notes (via Twitter). Tight end Cooper Helfet, defensive back Akeem Auguste, offensive lineman Jared Smith, wide receivers Phil Bates and Arceto Clark, defensive linemen Michael Brooks, D’Anthony Smith, and Dewayne Cherrington all inked deals with the club.
All eight of those players finished the 2013 season on the Seahawks’ practice squad. Since Smith was on the practice squad’s injured list, that leaves one more player who didn’t receive a new deal from Seattle: QB B.J. Daniels. However, McIntyre expects him to ink a contract of his own with the team later this week (Twitter link).