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Seahawks sign three rookies, including Jimmy Staten

Tyler Russell, Jimmy Staten AP

The Seahawks, like numerous other clubs, aren’t waiting long to start signing draft picks.

The club said Friday it had signed three drafted rookies to contracts: Middle Tennessee State defensive tackle Jimmy Staten (fifth round), San Diego State safety Eric Pinkins (sixth round) and Arkansas fullback Kiero Small (seventh round).

News of agreements with Pinkins and Small had previously been reported. And now, Staten joins the ranks of Seahawks selections with whom Seattle has reached a deal.

The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Staten started 35 games in his final three seasons with the Blue Raiders. As a senior, Staten played 467 snaps and recorded 30 tackles.  He will compete for snaps behind veteran tackles Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane in Seattle.

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18 Responses to “Seahawks sign three rookies, including Jimmy Staten”
  1. barsfordays says: May 16, 2014 9:37 PM

    I wonder when they get their PED prescriptions?

  2. bobzilla1001 says: May 16, 2014 9:44 PM

    Too bad Jimmy Staten isn’t a cornerback: “Staten Island.”

  3. thevikesarebest says: May 16, 2014 9:47 PM

    The most classless franchise in the league and in sports.

  4. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: May 16, 2014 10:15 PM

    Welcome to the team. Unlike a draft pick for a truly hapless team like the Vikings, playing here will get you a ring.

  5. bornahawker says: May 16, 2014 10:18 PM

    This DT looks to fit nicely in seattles rotation. Defending the ring!

  6. hurricanegrabowski says: May 16, 2014 10:24 PM

    Cue some bandwagon fan who doesn’t even know who Steve Largent is claiming the Seahawks are a dynasty in the making.

  7. beauregard says: May 16, 2014 10:50 PM

    All three were told they were expected to participate
    in the Seahawk “Vitamin” program.

  8. ariani1985 says: May 16, 2014 10:55 PM

    And at the door they were greated with a pez dispenser full of PEDs

  9. pacificnw7722 says: May 17, 2014 12:02 AM

    We drafted stud rookies ready to come in and SERIOUSLY compete for a job.

    #GOHAWKS!!

  10. snoqualmieterry says: May 17, 2014 12:48 AM

    It will be interesting to see how many rookies make the squad. I hope QB Price makes it.

  11. johnnyprc says: May 17, 2014 2:18 AM

    I was just looking back on some draft grades for the Seahawks. 2011 has to be funny now, since 5th (Sherman), 6th (Maxwell), and 7th (M.Smith -SuperBowl MVP) make up the heart of the best defense in the NFL. Yet at the time most “specialists” gave them a D to F for a draft grade that year.

    2012 is just as funny. 2013 will be known for RB Michael and TE Wilson. Now on to 2014 – more bad ratings from “pro” scouts, and more proof

  12. seadawgs72 says: May 17, 2014 8:33 AM

    Many of the current stars for the hawks i had never heard at the time of their draft or undrafted status. I can’t wait to see which of these late rounders turn into the next crop of stars. I really enjoy watching untouted college players develop into impact players in the NFL & there’s no team better at developing those players than the hawks. Damn i can’t wait for foosball with all my foosball friends!!!

  13. higheriqthanyou says: May 17, 2014 9:32 AM

    Roll Hawks Roll.

  14. touchdownamericasteam says: May 17, 2014 9:50 AM

    Staten actually got the call while he was sitting at graduation. They stopped the ceremony and announced the pick. Good pick from my alma mater!

  15. higheriqthanyou says: May 17, 2014 9:55 AM

    Receivers Richardson and Norwood and LEO Jeffcoat stood out.

    Hawks offense is going to be much more difficult to stop and they’ve done a good job filling the defense.

    All you wannabes may have to wait a few years.

  16. hawkstradamus says: May 17, 2014 12:50 PM

    Loving all the jealousy and hatred.

  17. dvdheg says: May 17, 2014 6:41 PM

    Oh ya, where ya been all week Theviksarebest? crying about all your teams draft picks instead of trolling the hawks site? your welcome for the bridgewater deal!

  18. dvdheg says: May 17, 2014 7:01 PM

    i suffered thru having season tickets during the ken behring era, when he almost succeeded in moving the team to cali, only to sell it at the last minute to paul allen, who wasn’t a real football fan at the time.I, like everyone else was worried about what kind of owner he would become. Now we all know, he’s the best owner anyone could ever hope for. thank you Paul Allen! GO HAWKS!!!

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