Agent: Warrick signs with Seahawks

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2005

SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks signed former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Peter Warrick to a one-year, $1.4 million contract on Wednesday, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

Warrick passed a physical and signed a deal that included a $900,000 base salary, a $500,000 signing bonus and the opportunity to earn $880,000 in incentives, Rosenhaus said.

The Seahawks did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Warrick was cut by Cincinnati on Tuesday, one day after the injury-plagued receiver had asked to be released if the Bengals had written him out of their plans.

Seattle was the first team to call when he was released, Rosenhaus said, and the first team the receiver visited.

''They're a team that really needs help at the receiver position,'' Rosenhaus said. ''There's an opportunity there for Peter to come in and contribute right away.''

Warrick faces stiff competition in Seattle, where he'll be the 10th receiver on the roster. He'll be battling for one of five or six spots when the Seahawks make final cuts after their last exhibition game Friday night against Minnesota.

Warrick's history of leg problems is not an issue, though, Rosenhaus said.

''We don't really have any reservations about his health,'' the agent said. ''We're confident that he's healthy and ready to do this.''

Warrick, 28, was the fourth overall pick in the 2000 draft, when he was selected by the struggling Bengals from national champion Florida State. But Cincinnati failed to make the playoffs or have a winning season during his five years.

His best season came in 2003, when he caught 79 passes for 819 yards, and carried 18 times for 157 yards and scored eight touchdowns.

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