Seattle claimed Dobbs, 27, off waivers from the 49ers in early November, and while he went on to appear in four games for the Seahawks, he played on just 39 defensive snaps. His role increased during Seattle’s playoff run, however, as he saw action on about 43% of postseason snaps. All told, Dobbs racked up five tackles in 2014, bringing his career stop total to 24.
Dobbs, who can also slide to defensive tackle, doesn’t have much of an NFL track record, meaning his 2015 salary will probably be close to league minimum. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated last week that the club planned to retain both Dobbs and center Stephen Schilling, so with Dobbs taken care of, re-signing Schilling could be up next.