Seahawks Sign First-Round OT James Carpenter

Former University of Alabama standout and first-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks James Carpenter has officially been signed to the team and will be on the practice field for Friday's training camp. 

The 6'4" 321 pound Carpenter was the 25th overall pick in 2011 after he played 27 games at left tackle in his two full seasons with Nick Saban and Alabama. He now will and uphill battle as Carpenter will compete for a starting spot at right tackle alongside guys like Russell Okung and Max Unger, and a slew of freshly signed faces. 

Carpenter will be a great fit and a big body on the O-line to protect newly acquired quarterback Tavaris Jackson, and is known to open up so big holes for guys like Marshawn Lynch to plow through. If he can stay healthy, I see Carpenter getting a good amount of time on the field as he learns the ropes of the NFL.

For more on the Seahawks, check out Field Gulls to get your fix.

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