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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

June 1, 2010 at 3:32 PM

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Seahawks claim Isaiah Stanback off waivers

Posted by Danny O'Neil

The Seattle Seahawks claimed Isaiah Stanback off waivers from the New England Patriots.

The transaction was first reported by Mike Reiss of, and Stanback confirmed that in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

Stanback said he had just gotten off the phone with his family.

"It feels great," Stanback said. "It feels great to be coming home, knowing all the people I've got behind me."

Stanback is a graduate of Garfield High School who played quarterback at University of Washington. He suffered a foot injury during his senior season, derailing what was a very promising season. He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the draft, and Dallas looked at him as a receiver and returner.

He played two seasons with the Cowboys, was cut last season and went to New England.

Stanback started out as a quarterback with the Patriots, but spent the second half of the season at wide receiver. He played in six games and caught three passes for New England.

He didn't know exactly what Seattle had planned for him, having just heard the Seahawks claimed him. The Seahawks listed his position as receiver in their announcement he had been claimed off waivers.

Stanback is the 16th receiver on the Seahawks roster.

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