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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 Seahawks.com. "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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