West Coast experience favors McMullen

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Billy McMullen has spent his entire NFL career working in West Coast offenses, one reason the Seahawks apparently think he can help them in the short term.

McMullen, who agreed to terms with Seattle today, fills the roster spot vacated when Seattle waived receiver Jordan Kent. McMullen and Kent are both 6-foot-4 receivers. Unlike Kent, who has never caught a pass in an NFL game, McMullen has 45 career receptions in four NFL seasons.

McMullen spent three seasons with Andy Reid in Philadelphia, one season with Brad Childress in Minnesota and the most recent training camp with Jim Zorn in Washington. Reid began his NFL coaching career under Mike Holmgren in Green Bay. Childress worked for Reid in Philadelphia. Zorn spent seven seasons with Holmgren in Seattle before taking the Redskins job this year.

The other receivers Seattle brought in for tryouts could not compete with McMullen's experience. Samie Parker had more game experience, but he played in Kansas City. Mark Bradford spent time with Dallas. Mike Hass was with the Bears. Michael Gasperson was with the Eagles, but he played in only one game. Devale Ellis was with the Lions.