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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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Open mic week on the blog: Send us your best thoughts on Seahawks, NFL

It’s the first-ever (as far as I know, anyway) Open Mic Week here on Seahawks Insider.

While I am off the mainland this week, we are inviting you — yes, YOU — to be guest bloggers.

Seahawks present, past and future. The draft. This “golden age” of Seattle football. The state of the NFL. Anything that’s on your mind that you want to put through keystrokes into a story.

Email your submissions to Darrin Beene, The News Tribune sports editor, at We intend to post the best ones here on the blog.

One of our trusty regulars, BobbyK,

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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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Word on free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski: It’ll be a while; plus other items from NFL’s annual meeting

Jim Thomas, Rams beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports today he’s hearing “it’s supposed to be quiet this week” on any activity toward free-agent center Stefen Wisniewski signing with a new team.

Wisniewski, who turned 26 yesterday, has been Oakland’s starting center in the last three seasons after being a guard at Penn State and as a Raiders rookie in 2011. He visited the Seahawks this month as part of his shopping for a new team. Seattle is seeking a new starter with versatility and youth with center Max Unger gone to New Orleans in the trade that

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C Max Unger ready to return Saturday for Seahawks, but DT Jordan Hill is out for playoffs, onto IR

The Seahawks’ offensive line has its glue guy back. But their defensive line has lost one of its emerging, young standouts just as the playoffs get going.

Max Unger is back at practice this afternoon, and coach Pete Carroll says his two-time Pro Bowl center appears ready to start Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game against Carolina. Unger hasn’t played in eight weeks, since he sustained a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s last loss Nov. 16 at Kansas City.

But Jordan Hill is out for Saturday and

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Doug Baldwin asserts himself; Richard Sherman on Seahawks: “The team is fine”

Doug Baldwin is becoming more than just the new, undisputed, No. 1 wide receiver with Percy Harvin shoved out to New York.

It’s been noticeable to me in the last couple weeks how assertive Baldwin has been publicly from inside a locker room national reports have been portraying as divided.

It was striking on Sunday in the minutes after the Seahawks lost 28-26 at the Rams.

As players filed in and out of the visitors’ locker room on the ground floor of the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Baldwin folded himself into a white, plastic chair in front of

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WR David Anderson among tryout players invited to Hawks minicamp

The Seattle Seahawks have invited five players in for a tryout at this week’s three-day minicamp, which begins this afternoon.

Along with WR Antonio Bryant and LB Brian Banks, which have already been reported, the Seahawks have invited receiver David Anderson, tight end Cooper Helfet and linebacker Kyle Knox.

Helfet was added to the 90-man roster after a productive rookie minicamp in May, but was released to create a spot for Kellen Winslow Jr. after his trade from Tampa Bay.

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