The Seahawks placed defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson on injured reserve Saturday.|||||||
Wilkerson suffered a knee injury in Friday night's preseason finale against Oakland.
The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their defensive line by agreeing to terms with Wilkerson.|||||||
The team announced the deal on Tuesday morning. Wilkerson spent last season with New Orleans, but his best seasons came in 2008 and 2009 with Tampa Bay when he worked with new Seattle defensive line coach Todd Wash. Wilkerson started a career-high 15 games in 2009 and had career bests in tackles (46) and sacks (6). Wilkerson will likely serve as a rush defensive end in passing situations.
Wilkerson will miss Tampa Bay's season finale after being injured during the upset victory over the New Orleans Saints.|||||||
Wilkerson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was placed on injured reserve Monday.
The Chiefs re-signed Wilkerson to a one-year contract Wednesday. The backup appeared in 13 games for the Chiefs last season.|||||||
Wilkerson has played in 56 games with the Chiefs, starting in just three.