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Seattle signs seven more draft picks

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Bruce Irvin was just the tip of the iceberg in Seattle.

The team confirmed that they reached agreement on a contract with their first-round pick on Monday afternoon, but kept going with the announcement of seven more signings. The Seahawks signed linebacker Bobby Wagner, their second-round pick, and quarterback Russell Wilson, taken in the third, to become the first team in the league to sign their first three selections.

Wilson will more likely wind up as the team’s third quarterback behind some order of Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson. The team’s talked him up a lot, so it seems possible he could be the backup with a big camp. Wagner will be in the mix for snaps at linebacker, although it’s unclear whether he will wind up inside or outside.

The Seahawks also signed their fifth-round (linebacker Korey Toomer), two sixth-round (cornerback Jeremy Lane and safety Winston Guy) and two seventh-round (guard J.R Sweezy and defensive end Greg Scruggs) picks. The only unsigned draft picks are the team’s two fourth-round picks, running back Robert Turbin and defensive tackle Jaye Howard. Given how quickly the Seahawks got the other eight guys signed, it probably won’t be long before they are ready to move on to other things.

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14 Responses to “Seattle signs seven more draft picks”
  1. qtownchawk says: May 7, 2012 6:21 PM

    Pete and company getting work done! I’m excited, looks like the hawks have a bright future ahead. hopefully Irvin can improve pass rush, turbin can become a 1 2 punch with Lynch, and Wilson can compete for qb. I’d feel a lot more comfortable with another wr and te added, but Pete n Schneider I trust have that handled. Go hawks!

  2. zanderbough says: May 7, 2012 6:22 PM

    i kinda wish my last name was “Sweezey”

  3. theashleyguy says: May 7, 2012 6:41 PM

    It’s perfect! There is not that much to bargain about with the new rookie pay structure. And I just know they’ve got to be telling these guys, “Come on! Let’s get in to camp, get things started, and get ready for a playoff run.” And they’re doing it! Outstanding!

  4. fumblenuts says: May 7, 2012 6:47 PM

    “The Beast” and RB “Turbo” Turbin will make a nice one two punch in the running game.

    Bobby Wagner should be a good signing as well because he has above-average athleticism. Most importantly Extremely quick off the snap……..

  5. nothimagain says: May 7, 2012 7:18 PM

    Tarvaris is likely headed from “competing for the starting job” to the odd man out of the four quarterbacks.

  6. burien12thman says: May 7, 2012 7:52 PM

    I think Tjack and his salary are on the way out. Josh Portis is still on the roster and has a brighter future.

  7. socalseahawker says: May 7, 2012 8:12 PM

    Best thing about the new CBA hands down. This is where you are slotted at. This is how much you will get paid. Now go earn your next deal!!!

  8. vahawker says: May 7, 2012 8:19 PM

    nothimagain…I would think that is unlikely THIS year. Dump TJ and you have 3 QB’s with a total of two games played between them. TJ is a good back up for this year. Wilson moves up next and Portis either becomes #3 or someone else is signed next off season.

  9. radrntn says: May 7, 2012 9:01 PM

    people/critics can say what they wantabout the seahawks draft, but i know both of those guys from utah st can play

  10. bnwpnw says: May 7, 2012 9:47 PM

    Excellence permeates that organization.

  11. seahulk9 says: May 8, 2012 12:19 PM

    seattle is the model of efficiency this year when it comes to signing their rookies this year.
    great job Pete

  12. seahulk9 says: May 8, 2012 12:20 PM

    sorry for my redundant this years

  13. seahulk9 says: May 8, 2012 12:26 PM

    anyone besides me feel like flynn might end up being a bust??? it seems to me that Russell Wilson has the most potential of the 4 current qb’s. I think he will end up being a seahawk all time great.. go Russ

  14. seahulk9 says: May 8, 2012 12:27 PM

    seattle is the model of efficiency this year when it comes to signing their rookies
    great job Pete

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