Former Ohio State QB JT Barrett signs with Seattle Seahawks

New Orleans Saints quarterback J.T. Barrett (5) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

The Seattle Seahawks added former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett to its roster, the NFL team announced Saturday.

The move comes after one of the team’s current quarterbacks, Geno Smith, had to undergo surgery to get a cyst removed from his knee. The Seahawks are set to face off against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason on Sunday. Smith is expected to miss 7-10 days, according to Head Coach Pete Carroll.

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The Seahawks also announced it added former Marshall player, Juwon Young, as a linebacker.

Barrett was signed by the New Orleans Saints as a free agent last year. He was recently waived by the team.

In his career at Ohio State, Barrett threw for 9,434 yards and 104 touchdowns along with 3,263 rushing yards with 43 touchdowns.

Barrett left Columbus with 38 wins as a starter and a total of 38 school and conference records. He was a three-time quarterback of the year in the Big Ten.