NFL roundup: Seattle Seahawks sign Barrett Ruud, Roy Lewis and Deuce Lutui

Published: Friday, April 6 2012 10:44 p.m. MDT

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RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with linebacker Barrett Ruud, cornerback Roy Lewis and former Snow College player, guard Deuce Lutui on one-year deals.

Ruud adds a veteran presence to the Seahawks' young linebacker corps and replaces David Hawthorne, who signed with New Orleans on Tuesday.

Ruud played nine games for the Tennessee Titans last season before being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Lutui played for head coach Pete Carroll at USC before spending the last six seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Lutui could potentially challenge for the starting job at left guard after the release of Robert Gallery last month.

Lewis has played the last three seasons in Seattle, primarily as a nickel back and special teams standout.

JACOBS' DEAL WITH NINERS FORMALIZED: The San Francisco 49ers have officially announced the signing of running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year contract.

The former New York Giant is expected to play behind Frank Gore and compete with second-year pro Kendall Hunter for carries.

TEBOW PREACHING SUNDAY: A central Texas church spokeswoman says New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is set to speak to an expected 20,000 people on Easter Sunday.

Tebow is scheduled to address the Celebration Church in Georgetown, north of Austin. Church spokeswoman Tara Wall tells The Associated Press that Tebow reached out to the church about a month ago and said he wanted to speak.

GLEASON UPSET OVER RECORDING RELEASE: Former Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason says he never authorized a documentary filmmaker to release an inflammatory recording of disgraced former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Gleason, who has ALS, says he feels "deflated and disappointed" over the release of the audio, which filmmaker Sean Pamphilon got through access he gained through his work on a project to document the ex-player's struggle with his disease.

Gleason says there was an agreement that he and his family would own the rights to any recordings made of his interaction with the Saints.

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