KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks signed free agent middle linebacker Randall Godfrey to a one-year contract Monday.
Godfrey, 30, was released by the Tennessee Titans last Wednesday in a salary cap-related move. He had been the Titans' starting middle linebacker for the past three seasons, although an ankle injury limited him to just eight games in 2003.
``I just sat here and thought about it and thought it was a great situation,'' Godfrey said. ``I want to be with a competitive team, and I think I fit the situation perfectly.''
The Seahawks have been looking for a veteran middle linebacker after ranking last in the NFL in rushing defense last season.
The team looked at free agents Earl Holmes and Charlie Clemons in March, but both players opted to sign elsewhere. Orlando Huff and Isaiah Kacyvenski, who split time as starters last season, will compete for the backup job.
Godfrey, who played at Georgia, was the Dallas Cowboys' second-round choice in the 1996 draft. He played four seasons in Dallas before joining the Titans in 2000.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed