Tyrice Knight, a linebacker, was signed by the Seahawks on Tuesday. He was the sixth of the team’s eight 2024 draft selections to sign.

The Seahawks signed rookie linebacker Tyrice Knight on Tuesday, making the fourth-round pick from UTEP the sixth out of their eight 2024 draft selections to sign his rookie contract.

Knight will compete for the inside linebacker position alongside free-agent additions Tyrel Dodson and Jerome Baker. He was one of the most productive college linebackers over the past three seasons, amassing 337 tackles and 31 tackles for loss in 37 starts. Last season, he recorded 140 tackles, including an FBS-leading 84 solo tackles. He also contributed 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, and one forced fumble, earning first-team All-Conference USA honors.



“The first thing that stands out on tape is his quick game recognition,” said Seahawks coach Mike Macdonald after the draft. “Calling it instincts is one way, but he seems to know where the ball is going before anyone else. He stays square, delivers a hit at the point of attack, and when we met him, we really liked his personality and competitive nature. He may be soft-spoken now, but he’s a clear communicator and someone we grew to like throughout the process. Linebackers are paid to make tackles, and he makes a lot of them, which is great.”

With Knight’s signing, only third-round pick Christian Haynes and seventh-rounder Michael Jerrell have yet to sign their contracts.

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