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Tom Cable’s conversion of defensive tackles into offensive linemen continues

This weekend coach Pete Carroll remarked his offensive-line coach Tom Cable was “like a kid in a candy store” with all the projects he was leading through the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp.

Fourth-round pick Terry Poole, a plowing, 6-foot-5, 323-pound left offensive tackle at San Diego State, moving to left guard for Seattle. Sixth-round choice Kristjan Sokoli, a defensive tackle at the University of Buffalo, looking impressively athletic at center.

And now Kona Schwenke, a defensive tackle at Notre Dame, on the New York Jets practice squad and on the rosters of the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, to guard.

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Nate Boyer, 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Green Beret, may be the most unique Seahawks prospect yet

Green Berets thrive on anonymity, on secrecy.

This weekend is absolutely not that.

Nate Boyer, 34-year-old veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, walked up to the podium just beyond the Seattle Seahawks’ lush practice field. He squinted into the sun, into the cameras trained on him, into the reporters five rows deep wanting to talk to him.

“I wasn’t expecting this,” he said on his first day in the NFL as a Seahawk.

The former Staff Sgt. Boyer was standing beside one

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Former Huskies Kasen Williams, Jesse Callier, Mike Criste, Michael Hartvigson trying out; Kevin Smith on offseason roster

Yes, second-round draft choice Frank Clark is at rookie minicamp for the Seahawks, wearing number 55.

There’s a mini Huskies reunion here this afternoon at Seahawks headquarters.

Seattle has five guys who played at the University of Washington at its rookie minicamp that began today and runs through Sunday. Four are on free-agent tryouts:

*Kasen Williams, the big, physical wide receiver whose UW career was derailed by sloppy route running and then a broken leg and displaced foot bones. Last week he had an agreement on an undrafted free-agent deal with Cincinnati, but then failed his physical. So now he’s

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Rookie minicamp Friday, Saturday, Sunday — likely with some increased scrutiny

The Seahawks announced yesterday their rookie minicamp this week will be on-field practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their team headquarters in Renton.

All eight of their draft picks from last weekend plus 12 undrafted free agents who agreed to terms soon after the draft ended last Saturday night are expected to be at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time as members of the two-time defending NFC champions.

That includes Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who served three war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan then walked onto the University of Texas’ team

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Here is the list of the Seahawks’ 12 undrafted free agents; rookie minicamp Friday-Sunday

Keenan Lambert is the half-brother of Seahawks’ strong safety Kam Chancellor, who is also from Virginia.

The previous post details Boyer, the ex-U.S. Army Green Beret war veteran who walked onto the University of Texas team in his first years of competitive football.



34-year-old ex-Army Green Beret and war veteran Nate Boyer confirms he’s signed with Seahawks

NFL Network reported minutes after the three-day draft ended with the 256th and final pick the Seahawks are signing long-snapper Nate Boyer, an ex-Army Green Beret, to a contract and tryout as an undrafted free agent. Boyer confirmed it on live television minutes after that.

The team has a rookie minicamp in Renton beginning Thursday. And the 34-year-old veteran of war in both Iraq and Afghanistan in an elite Army Special Forces unit will be here at Seahawks headquarters for it.

“I appreciate America! I appreciate everybody!” a beaming, booming Boyer said live on NFL Network

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Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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Schneider to reporters at league meetings: Michael Bennett’s happy, hoping to have Russell Wilson’s deal done by summer

Michael Bennett’s a happy Seahawk, after all.

Greg Hardy’s domestic-violence incident was “absolutely, yes,” an issue for the Seahawks when they explored potentially adding the pass rusher before he signed as free agent last week with Dallas.

And the Seahawks hope to have Russell Wilson new contract done this offeason, like the Seahawks did with Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman last year. Thomas signed his four-year, $40 million extension in late April of 2014 and Sherman got his four-year, $56 million deal done in early May.

That’s what Seahawks general manager John Schneider told Terry Blount, who covers the

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