Seahawks sign 6-7,280-pound TE who played hoops in Argentina

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  • Interesting part is that it's a 3 years long deal. They must have really saw something in him
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  • That's a big boy right there. How old is he?
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  • My God...actual news...I don't remember what to do
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  • Wow, at that height, I wonder if he can block in line? Worst case, I guess he can set a screen in the pick and roll game that we will be implementing.

    3 yr deal??? intriguing.
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  • hawker232 wrote:That's a big boy right there. How old is he?


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    So 26 now and 27 just before the draft :)
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  • Got the following information from Twitter:

    Darren Fells was an all-state TE in HS at Fullerton in SoCal, you can be sure Pete Carroll is very familiar with his athletic history. Fells turns 27 in April, is 6-7 255lbs, former Power Forward in Europe, was born in the USA.

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  • Can he post up and /or/dunk?
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  • His brother is Daniel Fells, tight end for the Patriots.
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  • It is interesting, but the length of contract is fairly meaningless, since it's unlikely to contain guarantees over that time frame. Just means he's locked into us until we decide otherwise :).

    Not complaining though, I'll take any actual Seahawks news this time of the year that isn't bad news
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  • Sweet.

    And WOW! Dude is big.
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  • kidhawk wrote:It is interesting, but the length of contract is fairly meaningless, since it's unlikely to contain guarantees over that time frame. Just means he's locked into us until we decide otherwise :).


    Good point
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  • So poor Hugo Chavez passes and this is all you chumps want to talk about? :141847_bnono:
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  • Nice, will this be another Pro-bowler Pete and John find and pull off the scrap pile?
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  • Daniel Fells is only 6'4 surprisingly. His younger brother got all the height.
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    A rugged competitor and a talented scorer. Superb low post moves and can score from wing or low-post. He does possess 3-pt range and is a strong rebounder. A very skilled big man he is quite fundamentally sound in all areas. Good mechanics on his shot allow him to shoot with range and also provide solid numbers at the free throw line. Crashed the offensive boards hard and also is an excellent weak side shot blocker. He also has worked hard and is now a solid ball handler and can move out and play some minutes on the perimeter. Defends both the PF and C spots effectively. Great physical body let's him bang around in the low blocks while still being quick enough to blow by most post players.


    he had football offers to play tight end at Arizona and Wyoming. Article Link
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  • I like it. These are the types of signings that Pete and John are known for.
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  • I think Schneider screwed up when Wilson asked him for the big TE who used to play basketball.
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  • That awkward moment when you don't know how to react after hearing the news that your favorite football team is signing basketball players.
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  • Hooray-eh!?
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  • I still remember the reaction when we signed Brandon Browner.lol..I like it when they kick the tires.
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  • I want a pro basketball team back in Seattle to but, i dunno if this is the right way to build it.
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  • former basketball players like gates and graham had at least one year of college football (I think).

    The reason why we signed him for 3 years is because we wanted to teach him how to play football/be a tight end for the first part of the contract.
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  • Does anyone know if he's fast?
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  • Dunno. He won my heart over really fast.
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  • Hey, at least we signed someone, whoever the hell he is. What is next Chuck Liddell at LB?
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  • Just another amazing example how PC/JS find talent that so many others dont because the others are locked into their dogma.

    I bet he turns into a great TE.

    In BBall he has to find seperation and have good hands.

    This FO is amazing at finding the talent in the world that is going to make them great for years and years.

    Yes I know I am ahead of myself and he may be a bust but I have a sneaking suspision that we will look back on this day in a year from now and smile.
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  • That is a big man!
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  • SeahawksFanForever wrote:Interesting part is that it's a 3 years long deal. They must have really saw something in him


    Future contracts are always three year deals.
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  • Look it is simply to understand what happened. Every pre-season camp they play an internal basketball tournament with bragging rights to the winner. So Schneider gets to pick first and decided to stack the deck a little bit........
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  • I love the signing and love the front office.

    best case scenerio we have another Browner

    worst case we release him.
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  • oasis wrote:former basketball players like gates and graham had at least one year of college football (I think).

    The reason why we signed him for 3 years is because we wanted to teach him how to play football/be a tight end for the first part of the contract.


    Gates never played college football, which is crazy considering his success in the league.
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  • Can we hope that he's going to work out for us as well as this former baskeball player turned TE? [Tongue in Cheek]

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  • Basketball is returning to Seattle after all, one Seahawks signing at a time.

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  • If there is a player under a rock in a cave behind a frozen waterfall in the farthest reaches of Antarctica-- he fits our system, Schneider will find him.

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  • Easy target for a short QB :stirthepot: :thirishdrinkers: :th2thumbs:
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  • I guessin this guy knows how to go up and get a ball. :thirishdrinkers:
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  • grizbob wrote:Easy target for a short QB :stirthepot: :thirishdrinkers: :th2thumbs:

    Hey, that's no joke. Look at Drew Brees. He had Gates in SD and then Graham in NO. Coincidence? I think not. Leave no rock unturned. I wish I could get more info on his workout today. It must have been very impressive. GoHawks!!! :th2thumbs:
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  • Everybody knows how Pete likes to play hoops. Now he's got some competition.
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  • SalishHawkFan wrote:Everybody knows how Pete likes to play hoops. Now he's got some competition.


    Good point! RealRobReport showing this kid dunking repeatedly on Sherm this year will be EPIC!
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  • As a half Argentinean, I can't tell you how hyped I got when I saw the title of this thread? Gotta say, I'm a little let down to see that it's some dude named Fells and not some future bust/trout out/stiff named Lopez Hernandez.

    I'm sure this guy will be a beast, but zany, likeable, bound to be nothing special, foreigner is one area this team is still sorely lacking in.
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  • So now we have a former baseball player RW and a basket ball player now. Are we looking at some soccer players too, now wait they don't catch the ball, they just kick it, may be a kicker:)
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  • Interesting... If the Kings do move North and become the Sonics I would not mind seeing a scrimmage with the Seahawks..I wonder if Wilson can handle a B-ball at point? :;
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  • Kiper will say he's not short enough.
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  • seahawks08 wrote:So now we have a former baseball player RW and a basket ball player now. Are we looking at some soccer players too, now wait they don't catch the ball, they just kick it, may be a kicker:)


    He's already on the team. His name is Steven
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