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Report: Seattle Seahawks Re-Sign Former Ute Pita Taumoepenu

Aug 30, 2020, 3:05 PM | Updated: 3:10 pm
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Pita Taumoepenu (55) runs down in kick coverage during the NFL prese...
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Pita Taumoepenu (55) runs down in kick coverage during the NFL preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans on August 18, 2018 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.(Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SEATTLE, Wash. – Former Utah defensive end/linebacker Pita Taumoepenu has reportedly re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle decided to cut Taumoepenu on May 5 but is bringing him back to the pacific northwest.

Seattle Seahawks reporter for ESPN, Brady Henderson reported the move.

Last season, Taumoepenu spent time on the Seahawks’ practice squad. The former sixth round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 played six games in his first two seasons in the bay area, collecting three tackles. Taumoepenu has also spent some time with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Timpview high school product played for the Utes from 2013-16. During his time in college, he played 26 games. He racked up 67 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

His best season was his senior year where he racked up 41 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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