Seahawks will try a hoops player at tight end

Seattle signs Darren Fells, brother of Patriots tight end Brad Biggs

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The Seattle Seahawks have gone to the hardwood to get their newest tight end.

The club has signed Darren Fells, the brother of New England Patriots tight end Daniel Fells, to a three-year contract after a workout.

Darren Fells, 6-7, 280 pounds, played basketball in Argentina this past year. He has also played professionally in Belgium, Finland, France and Mexico, according to

Darren Fells played college basketball at UC-Irvine. He turns 27 next month. Here is some video of him playing hoops in Finland.

Hoops players have made nice transitions to the gridiron with Tony Gonzalez being the best-known crossover star. Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the most recent example.

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