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Hawks claim WR Heckendorf off waivers

The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that they have claimed receiver Kole Heckendorf off waivers from the Detroit Lions.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has a history with Heckendorf, as the North Dakota State product originally signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2009 but was cut after training camp. Heckendorf then spent the rest of the 2009 season on Detroit’s practice squad.

At 6-foot-2, 191 pounds, Heckendorf is another big target for Seattle.

Seattle made room for Heckendorf by releasing receiver Chris Duvalt.

Check out the video below for highlights from Heckendorf’s pro day last year.

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Seahawks add six free agents

Here’s the list of free agents Seattle plans to sign to fill out their roster, along with the seven draft picks. I believe with the new additions, once everyone is signed, Seattle’s roster will be at 77 players. But I’ll dig more into that on Monday. Here’s the list.

Michael Bennett, DE, Texas A&M

Tony Fein, LB, Mississippi

Dave Philistin, OLB, Maryland

Devin Moore, RB, Wyoming

Andre Ramsey, OT, Ball State

Tyler Roehl, RB, North Dakota State


Seahawks place Mike Wahle on IR

This is the team’s release:

The Seattle Seahawks have placed guard Mike Wahle on injured reserve and signed center Steve McKinney to the active roster, the team announced this morning. Wahle is the third starting offensive lineman to land on injured reserve this season, and sixth opening day starter to land on the list. The team also signed defensive tackle Kevin Brown to the practice squad.

Wahle, signed this past offseason, started all 10 games played this season before suffering a shoulder injury vs. Arizona (11/16).

McKinney comes to Seattle after spending four years in

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Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila not coming to Seattle

I spoke with Gbaja-Biamila’s agent this afternoon, who said he has heard the Seahawks are bringing in three defensive ends this afternoon, but KGB is not one of them. He was released by the Green Bay Packers last week after recording a half sack so far this season.

Tim Ruskell’s staff apparently set up these tryouts over the weekend, perhaps knowing the news on Kerney was not going to be good. KGB’s agent said he didn’t know who the three players are they are bringing in.


New snapper

Yes, the Hawks just officially announced the signing of Jeff Robinson and the release of Boone Stutz.

Frank had wind of it Monday but Coach Holmgren said that nothing had been done officially at that point, that they were taking a look at some guys.

About Robinson. He’s not a kid, at 37, which makes me realize I’m REALLY not a kid. I covered him back when he was at the University of Idaho. He’s made his living as a snapper with the Broncos, Rams and Cowboys, although I believe he saw a little spot duty at tight

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Weeks back on practice squad

RB Marquis Weeks, waived from the 53-man roster yesterday, was back at practice today. He’s on the practice squad again now that Shaun Alexander is healthy. The team signed DE Robert Pollard from the practice squad to the 53-man roster today. Seattle released WR Sloan Thomas from the practice squad yesterday, signing DE Eric Taylor.


Hawks look at tight ends

We noted earlier in the week that Seattle was going to be trying out some tight ends. Injuries have hit the position hard. The Seahawks’ list of tryouts included Calen Powell, Stephen Spach, Marcellus Rivers and Boo Williams. The team also brought in QB Bradlee Van Pelt, as expected, and C Thatcher Szalay, who signed a practice-squad contract yesterday. Powell has been with the Seahawks in the past. Rivers spent last season with the Giants. Note: Our latest roster reflects these tryouts. Find it here. By the way,

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