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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Seahawks Sign Greene, Hill, and Willis



From Seahawks.com:

If there is such a thing as momentum when it comes to signing players heading into training camp, the Seattle Seahawks have found it.

On the heels of signing running back Shaun Alexander to the $6.32 million tender and agreeing to terms with sixth round pick Tony Jackson on Tuesday, Seahawks president Tim Ruskell announced Wednesday they had signed Jackson, along with third round picks David Greene and LeRoy Hill, and fourth round selection Ray Willis.

That leaves only their top two picks - Chris Spencer and Lofa Tatupu - unsigned. However, the team remains optimistic for the first official day of camp Friday morning, or at some point over the weekend.

Greene, the left-handed quarterback from Georgia, won more games as a starting quarterback than any other quarterback in NCAA history; and Hill, projected as an outside linebacker, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year at Clemson. Willis, an offensive tackle from Florida State, was considered a first round talent only to drop due to shoulder surgery that has since healed.

Jackson was a tight end at Iowa, but because of his soft hands, quickness and powerful blocking ability at 264 pounds, the team is projecting him as a fullback.

Sources say it will be into training camp before anything is decided regarding the status of free agent defensive end/linebacker Peter Boulware.

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