Seattle Seahawks Claim San Diego Chargers Safety Kevin Ellison

June 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Kevin Ellison, a former USC safety who was waived by the San Diego Chargers on Monday, has been claimed by the Seahawks.
The Seahawks waived rookie defensive end Will Tukuafu from Oregon to make room on the 80-man roster. Ellison started nine games last year for the Chargers as a rookie, but was released after being arrested with 100 Vicodin pills in his car in May.
Ellison, 23, was pulled over by police in Redondo Beach for speeding in a school zone in the incident, with officers discovering the Vicodin—which is a controlled substance—while searching his vehicle.
Ellison, 6'1" and 221 pounds, made 52 tackles for the Chargers with one sack in 13 games last season. He was a sixth-round draft pick.
He’ll presumably compete for a job at strong safety with the Seahawks, a position where Lawyer Milloy has been working with the starting unit in offseason workouts ahead of Jordan Babineaux and rookie fifth-round draft pick Kam Chancellor.

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