The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their mining of the Seattle Seahawks roster on Thursday by claiming linebacker John Lotulelei on Thursday, one day after he was waived by the Seahawks, according to his agent.
Lotulelei, 21, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seahawks and given a $25,000 signing bonus to join the squad, the highest for any rookie free agent. After standing out in training camp, Lotulelei was able to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster, but was waived to make room for quarterback B.J. Daniels after appearing in two regular season games for the Seahawks.
In his senior season with the UNLV Rebels, Lotulelei accumulated 121 tackles, two fumbles forced and an interception. His high athleticism, led both Pete Carroll and John Schneider of the Seahawks to say after the 2013 NFL Draft that they graded Lotulelei as a fifth-round pick.
Lotulelei is the cousin of Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. The Jaguars waived linebacker Kyle Knox on Thursday to make room, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.