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Seahawks sign former Jags K Jason Myers to future contract

FILE -- Seahawks fans tailgate and brace for a rainy home game opener as the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. (Sy Bean / Seattle Refined)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The search for a kicker in Seattle now includes former Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers after he signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks.

The deal with Myers was completed Wednesday. Seattle was able to sign Myers now because he was cut by Jacksonville earlier this year and was not with any other team at the conclusion of the regular season.

Seattle appears unlikely to bring back Blair Walsh after he missed eight field goals this season, including missed kicks that played a major role in three Seattle losses.

Myers was the full-time kicker in Jacksonville for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, making 53 of 64 field goal attempts over those two seasons. He was cut after six games this season after making just 11 of 15 field goal attempts.

Seattle also signed running back Jalston Fowler to a future contract.

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