Obomanu signs with the New York Jets

Published 9:05 am Friday, May 31, 2013

Selma native and former Auburn Tiger wide receiver Ben Obomanu, seen here helping during the recent Michael Johnson Football Camp, signed to play with the New York Jets Thursday. He has spent the past six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. -- File Photo

Selma native and former Auburn Tiger wide receiver Ben Obomanu, seen here helping during the recent Michael Johnson Football Camp, signed to play with the New York Jets Thursday. He has spent the past six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. — File Photo

The Associated Press reported Thursday the New York Jets signed Selma native and veteran wide receiver Ben Obomanu.

Obomanu, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks in March, is a former seventh-round pick by Seattle in 2006. He had 87 receptions for 1,209 yards with seven touchdowns in six seasons for the Seahawks.

The 29-year-old Auburn graduate appeared in just eight games in 2012 before going on the injured reserve list for the rest of the season.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Obomanu had 494 receiving yards in 2010, when he was the second-leading receiver on the team, and had 436 yards in 2011.

In six years in the NFL, Obomanu has 1,209 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 catches in 66 games.