The Seahawks made a pair of roster transactions today, adding a linebacker and releasing a defensive end. Unfortunately for his proponents, Brian Banks was not the linebacker that the Seahawks added to their 90-man payroll, instead going with former Fresno State Bulldog, Kyle Knox.
Knox previously had a tryout during the team's Rookie Mini-Camp and returned for the Mini-Camp this week. He apparently impressed enough to warrant a longer look, and according to Seahawks.com, he worked with the no. 3 unit at outside linebacker this week. As for just-released Taylor, who had signed as an UDFA after the draft, he had the chips stacked against him as he missed the first several weeks of camp waiting for school to get out, then had to sit out Wednesday and was limited Thursday with an injury.
Knox is 6'1, 230, ran the 40 in 4.72, had strong times in the 3-cone (6.95) and short shuttle (4.44) and showed explosiveness in the vert (36.5") and broad jump (10'11") at his Pro Day back in March. He projects as a special teams contributor and backup OLB if he ends up sticking with the roster.
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