Seahawks sign Tavaris Barnes, Brandon Williams

The Seahawks made a pair of signing ahead of the 2016 draft, adding free agent defensive end Tavaris Barnes and tight end Brandon Williams. Barnes, who is listed as 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, signed with New Orleans last year as an undrafted rookie out of Clemson and made the 53-man roster out of training camp. Barnes, 24, appeared in 12 games with the Saints, totaling five tackles. He was waived by New Orleans earlier this week. Williams, 28, played at Oregon and came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers. Williams appeared in 25 games with the Panthers from 2013 to 2015, catching four passes for 44 yards. After being waived by Carolina last season, Williams signed with Miami where he split time between the practice squad and active roster, appearing in four games. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.