The Seattle Seahawks are giving journeyman quarterback Geno Smith a shot at backing up the NFL's highest-paid player. Seattle signed the 28-year-old on Wednesday and said he will compete with former Denver Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch to back up starter Russell Wilson. The New York Jets' second-round selection in 2013, Smith joins his fourth NFL team.

Geno Smith has now entered the well-traveled backup stage of his NFL career. The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly signing the quarterback, per ESPN's Jordan Ranaan, to compete for the backup job behind Russell Wilson. Smith will now be on his fourth team in as many seasons after starting his career with the New York Jets.

The Seattle Seahawks will reportedly meet with free agent quarterback Geno Smith on Wednesday. "No contract talks yet, but a visit shows clear interest if everything checks out," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday. The Seahawks would be the fourth NFL team for the 28-year-old Smith, the New York Jets' second-round pick in 2013.

NFL Draft order 2019: Updated list after Seahawks-Chiefs Frank Clark trade originally appeared on A blockbuster trade Tuesday involving the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs has impacted the order of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Here are the reported details of the trade, highlighted by Seahawks defensive star Frank Clark heading to Kansas City. The Seahawks now have two 2019 first-round picks.

Seattle Seahawks' GM John Schneider addresses QB Russell Wilson's future originally appeared on An unsubstantiated and, from the Seattle Seahawks' perspective, vicious rumor popped up about a week ago that quarterback Russell Wilson would prefer to play for the New York Giants rather than sign a new contract with his current team that drafted him in 2012, he has won a Super Bowl with and has carved out the early makings of a Hall of Fame career. Wilson has one year remaining on his current deal so he won't be going anywhere this offseason, unless he were to be traded and that's highly unlikely.

Whether it was his first two stops in the NFL, his time in college at Southern California or his first eight seasons in charge in Seattle, Pete Carroll has never started a season with three consecutive losses. Let's hang with them,'' Carroll said. What's been called a roster reset multiple times by Carroll and other Seahawks has struggled to get started.

At various points during his recovery, when he was traveling to Germany and Switzerland and England to try out the latest treatments, Brandon Marshall spent nearly as much time fighting doubt as he did trying to overcome his injuries. This isn't the spry Marshall that became one of the top receivers in the league while in Denver and Miami. It's not the version of Marshall that caught 109 passes and 14 touchdowns just three seasons ago with the New York Jets.

It’s beating a dead horse at this point in time to run through all of the struggles of Seattle’s offensive line over the past few seasons. The fact that they managed only one rushing touchdown from a running back last season, gained zero rushing yards on 23 carries inside the 10-yard line and only 17 yards on 34 carries inside the 20-yard line are reasons why Tom Cable and Darrell Bevell are no longer running the offense in Seattle. The Seahawks added Mike Solari as their new offensive line coach and signed former New York Giants guard D.J. Fluker to help Seattle get back to their offensive identity of running the football with consistency.

With a huge need at defensive back, the Seattle Seahawks are working out veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, according to a report from NFL Network. The secondary not too long ago was Seattle's strongest spot, known as the Legion of Boom. Second-year cornerback Shaq Griffin figures to be the stalwart in the secondary this season.

The New York Giants want in on this Seattle Seahawks cornerback thing. They have signed Seahawks corner Walter Thurmond, who helped form the league's best secondaries this season en route to a Super Bowl title. Thurmond took visits to the San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins, indicating he was looking for a bigger role elsewhere. [Be sure to check out Shutdown Corner's NFL free-agent rankings. Click here for the list of offensive players , and click here for the list of defensive and special teams players ] He'll find that with the Giants, who also have bolstered their secondary with the signing of safety Quintin Demps, whose biggest role might be as a kick returner. The Giants might not be done, either. They still will meet with free-agent corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. DRC is taking a New York, New York double dip, having already met with the crosstown Jets for a visit. If the Giants were to sign Rodgers-Cromartie, they'd suddenly turn a dearth into serious depth at corner, with Prince Amukamara and Trumaine McBride also in the fold. They have allowed Terrell Thomas, who gamely played 16 games a year ago following two lost seasons to ACL injuries, shop himself around in free agency. Aaron Ross also is unsigned and will not be back by all indications.   - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

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