June 23, 2003
(Kirkland, Washington-AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks signed former Georgia linebacker Randall Godfrey to a one-year contract today.
The 30-year-old Godfrey was released by the Tennessee Titans last week in a salary cap-related move.
He had been the Titans' starting middle linebacker for the past three seasons, although an ankle injury limited him to just eight games in 2003.
The Seahawks have been looking for a veteran middle linebacker after ranking last in the NFL in rushing defense last season.
The former Lowndes High and University of Georgia standout believes Seattle is the place for him.
Godfrey visited Jacksonville last week and was scheduled to tour Green Bay on Tuesday.
However, the eight year NFL veteran says Seattle is the place for him where he looks forward to playing for defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes.
Randall Godfrey was the Dallas Cowboys' second-round choice in the 1996 draft.
He played four seasons in Dallas before joining the Titans in 2000.