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Seahawks, OT Barron agree to deal

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Alex Barron made the most of his tryout during Seahawks rookie minicamp over the weekend.

Barron signed a deal with Seattle on Tuesday, the team announced, along with three other rookie tryout survivors -- offensive tackle Andrew Mitchell (Cincinnati), cornerback Donny Lisowski (Montana) and tight end Cooper Helfet (Duke).

"This is real good, especially when you consider that I had to sit out all of last year on injured reserve," Barron told "But I'm over that now and moving forward. I'm here to help the team the best way I can."

Barron will be in the running for a backup job. Breno Giacomini, who signed a two-year deal after a strong finish to last season, is likely to start at right tackle and the future of 2011 first-rounder James Carpenter is uncertain because of a knee injury he suffered last November.

Barron was the 19th overall pick in the 2005 draft but bounced from St. Louis to Dallas to New Orleans but hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2010 with Dallas. He started one game with the Cowboys.

Barron, 29, had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Aug. 10, 2011, and reached an injury settlement with the Saints.

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