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Jimmy Graham’s roaring, dunking start, more absurdly early June observations at OTAs

There was the source of the buzz during the Seahawks’ fifth practice of organized team activities Tuesday in Renton. Yes, it was June 2 and they were practicing basically in underwear and not even in helmets. Still, Jimmy Graham wowed.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had him lined up in the slot, on a wing, at the end of the interior line like an “old-fashioned” tight end and on the flanks as a wide receiver. The play caller said after the show that’s how the offense will employ Graham this season, as the Saints

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Absurdly early, snap first impressions from Seahawks rookie minicamp

Pete Carroll (above) put it best: “This is not real football.”

Helmets, only “shells” over shoulders and shorts — this year new ones, dark blue with the green dotted stripes down each side to mimic the Seahawks’ game pants. No contact. Pretty much pushing along the line of scrimmage.

Yet since it’s the first football since Seattle’s excruciating loss to New England in the final seconds of Super Bowl 49 on Feb. 1, here is what I saw yesterday in the first rookie minicamp practice at team headquarters in Renton.

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Seahawks announce promotion of Kris Richard to defensive coordinator; bring Lofa Tatupu back as asst LBs coach

The technician that has grounded the “Legion of Boom” in fundamentals will now get the chance to do the same with the Seahawks’ entire, top-ranked defense.

The team announced this afternoon what became known last week: the Seahawks have promoted Kris Richard from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator. Richard replaces Dan Quinn, who left last week after two seasons on the job to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

“Kris, we go way back to his playing days at USC, as well as here. Kris has done an extraordinary job,” coach Pete Carroll said, days before the Super

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Updates on Lofa Tatupu and LeRoy Hill

For those of you who are concerned, both injuries appear to be minor. Hill has a groin strain and Tatupu has a mild hamstring strain.

“We believe that it’s very minor and we hope that we caught it,” head coach Jim Mora said of Hill’s injury.

As for Tatupu’s injury, Mora said, “It doesn’t appear to be anything serious. We were playing it safe at that point, especially with Lofa.”