Ryan Leaf Signed By the Seahawks

Ryan Leaf Signed By the Seahawks
KIRKLAND - The Seattle Seahawks have added another quarterback, one with a rather dismal record in the NFL.

Ryan Leaf -- the former star quarterback for Washington State University -- has had some problems fitting in with NFL teams. But the Seattle Seahawks are taking a chance, and have signed him to a one-year contract.

Terms were not released, but it reportedly is for the NFL minimum salary of $525,000.

Leaf was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren says Leaf will compete with rookie Jeff Kelly and free agent Ryan Van Dyke for the third-string quarterback's job in Seattle.

Trent Dilfer is Seattle's starter, and Matt Hasselbeck is his backup.

Leaf has played for San Diego, Tampa Bay and Dallas, but as a starter has just a 4-17 record.

The Seahawks' training camp will open July 26 in Cheney.