The Seattle Seahawks announced they have agreed to a contract with free-agent guard Chester Pitts on Thursday on the eve of training camp. A league source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that the one-year deal is worth up to $2 million.
A starter for the Houston Texans since he broke into the league in 2002, Pitts also announced the deal via his Twitter account, saying, "I have a JOB!!!!!!! Felt like longest road ever at times, but just continued to grind.....hard is good for you-it makes you STRONG!"
Seahawks veterans are due to report to camp Friday. The first practice is Saturday.
Pitts started 114 games for the Houston Texans, first as a left tackle and then in 2006 as a left guard. Pitts, a 2002 second-round draft pick, rejoins former Houston line coach Alex Gibbs in Seattle.
Pitts will have a chance to start on a revamped Seattle line. The Seahawks traded starting guard Rob Sims to the Detroit Lions during the offseason for defensive end Robert Henderson and a draft choice.
The Seahawks also released Henderson and linebacker Anthony Heygood on Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.