Seahawks Sign RB Quinton Ganther

The Seattle Seahawks sign free agent running back Quinton Ganther

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free agent running back Quinton Ganther, his agent, David Canter announced on Twitter.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal is for one year.

Ganther (5-9, 214) began his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans, who chose him in the seventh-round (246th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Utah. In three seasons with the Titans, Ganther appeared in 17 games, carrying the ball 9 times for 61 yards, and catching 6 passes for 43 yards out of the backfield. Ganther also made four tackles on special teams.

Released by the Titans before the start of the 2009 regular season, Ganther signed with the Washington Redskins in mid-October, and was released and re-signed the following month. Ganther appeared in eight games for the Redskins, starting the final four regular season games.

Ganther totaled 201 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, while catching 9 passes for 99 yards out of the backfield. Ganther added a pair of special teams tackles, as well.

In 25 career games, Ganther has 262 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, and 15 receptions for 142 yards as a receiver.

By signing with the Seahawks, Ganther is reunited with running backs coach Sherman Smith, who was Ganther's running backs coach in Tennessee from 2006-07, and again last season in Washington.

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