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Seahawks sign John Lunsford to compete with Blair Walsh at kicker

The Seattle Seahawks have added some competition for kicker Blair Walsh.

The team announced Wednesday that it has signed John Lunsford. Lunsford lost the San Francisco 49ers kicking job to Phil Dawson last season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him this offseason but released Lunsford when they added Nick Folk.

Lunsford has a big leg, having made 12 field goals of 50 or more yards during his college career at Liberty. His longest make was from 60 yards out.

But he wasn't always accurate in college, having made just 60.8 percent of his overall field-goal attempts.

The Seahawks let Steven Hauschka walk in free agency and added Walsh. Walsh's contract contains no guaranteed money, but he can earn up to $1.1 million if he performs well.

For now, the plan seems to be to let Walsh and Lunsford compete for the kicking job, but the Seahawks could still add a rookie during or after the draft.