The San Francisco 49ers waived Demarcus Dobbs yesterday, and in the least surprising news since the sun rose this morning, the Seattle Seahawks claimed him off waivers. He joins Will Tukuafu and Ricardo Lockette as former 49ers on their roster.
The Seahawks do not claim every player the 49ers release, but sometimes it feels that way. The 49ers-Seahawks rivalry has developed quite a bit the last few years, so anytime one team grabs a player from the opposing team, it just makes me snicker. I'm sure the Seahawks will want to learn what they can from Dobbs, but I don't expect whatever he says to be enough to counter what Vic Fangio and company can do. People frequently talk about the idea of a player telling a new team about his old team. Craig Dahl said something about giving the 49ers some information about the Rams last year, but I did not put much into that given that the Rams defense was worse than the 49ers defense.
The 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks in three weeks, so we'll see what exactly is going on with Dobbs at that point. The Seahawks have been dealing with numerous injuries, and while they are starting to get healthy, they need some depth help. The addition makes sense, as Dobbs is a capable reserve on the defensive line, and a guy who can contribute on special teams.