Seahawks Sign Veteran S Lawyer Milloy
The Seattle Seahawks have signed Lawyer Milloy to a contract after releasing Brian Russell, FOXSports.com has learned.
A 13-year NFL veteran, Milloy spent the past three seasons as an Atlanta Falcons starter. He finished last season with 93 tackles and five passes defensed but the 35-year-old wasn’t re-sig ned in the offseason as Atlanta sought a younger replacement.
Russell never lived up to the expectations that came when signing a five-year, $13.5 million free-agent contract in 2007. Russell, 31, only generated one interception in two seasons as Seattle’s starting free safety.
At least for the short term while Milloy learns the Seahawks defense, Jordan Babineaux is expected to start for Seattle opposite strong safety Deon Grant. Milloy played under new Seahawks coach Jim Mora in Seattle in 2007.
Milloy spent his first seven seasons with New England and was a key player on the Patriots’ team that won Super Bowl XXXVI.