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NFL Free Agency 2012: Former Bears OL Frank Omiyale Signs With Seahawks

Frank Omiyale wore out his welcome with the Chicago Bears after several years of costly false starts, bad pass blocking and underwhelming spot starts left tackle, right tackle and left guard, but he bounced back from his March 1 release from the Bears by landing a deal with Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. The 29-year old is expected to provide depth for the Seahawks, but the biggest reason for the move might be his familiarity with Tom Cable's zone blocking scheme.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com noted the connections between Omiyale and Cable:

He is versatile. He is familiar with the zone-blocking scheme installed last year by Tom Cable. He was available...

...The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Omiyale entered the NFL in 2005 as a fifth-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons and also was with them in 2006 - when Cable, the Seahawks' assistant head coach/offensive line coach, was the O-line coach with the Falcons.

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