SANTA CLARA -- Demarcus Dobbs is following in the footsteps of Perrish Cox, B.J. Daniels and Will Tukuafu -- cut by the 49ers one day and picked up by the arch nemesis Seahawks the next. That’s what happened today when Dobbs, a backup defensive end for the 49ers, was claimed off of waivers by the Seahawks, his agent reported.
The 49ers and Seahawks tend to scout the same players, and they’ve made a habit of signing each other’s castoffs. From last year to this year, for example, Cox went from the 49ers’ roster to the Seahawks -- twice -- before being re-signed by the 49ers before the playoffs.
Seattle currently has three ex-49ers on its roster: Dobbs, Tukuafu and receiver Ricardo Lockette. In addition, two players who were with Jim Harbaugh at Stanford -- cornerback Richard Sherman and receiver Doug Baldwin -- also have starring roles with the Seahawks.
Seattle put defensive end Greg Scruggs on injured reserve to make room for Dobbs.
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