Browns acquire Wallace
RENTON, Wash. — Mike Holmgren is already making deals with his former team.
The Seattle Seahawks traded backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2011 undisclosed draft pick. The Seahawks confirmed the deal Monday night.
Wallace spent his entire seven-year career with the Seahawks, and was always a favorite of Holmgren’s when he was Seattle’s coach. Now the Browns’ team president, Holmgren has brought Wallace to Cleveland.
“This will give Seneca a chance for a fresh start,” Seattle general manager John Schneider said in a statement. “The Browns front office’s familiarity with his abilities will give him an opportunity to compete for playing time. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Wallace’s best season was 2008 when he started eight games in Holmgren’s last season and threw for 1,532 yards and 11 touchdowns. Wallace started two games last season while starter Matt Hasselbeck was injured.
Wallace was drafted in the fourth round by Seattle in 2003. He played in 46 career games with the Seahawks, including 14 starts at quarterback, throwing for 25 career touchdowns with a passer rating of 83.2. He was also sometimes used as a wide receiver and returner in Seattle, catching four passes for 76 yards and rushing 54 times for 214 yards.
The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Scott Fujita and offensive lineman Tony Pashos, both unrestricted free agents, to multiyear contracts Sunday.
Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The Browns finished last season 5-11 and missed the playoffs.