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May 12, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

I guess some might see this article as just a retread of someone else's (Brugler) info; but, it is an excellent compilation that I wanted, but didn't have the time or desire to do on my own. I am bookmarking this one to refer to as camp goes on. Thanks, Kenneth! Incidentally, do you prefer to be addressed as Ken, Kenny, Kenneth, or something else?

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No preference, friend

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I won't remember that. I'm calling you Salazar.

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Sorry if my odd attempt at humor failed.

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May 12, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

I was thinking of book marking this one, too. I'm guessing we will set a record for UDFA's making the team. By position, it's NT, then safety, then I'm not sure. Tight End seems more than likely, too. I like Grindorff, was it? 266 and 6'6". Seems like a possible Dissly replacement with a real chance to play as long as he can handle the playbook. Long Snapper is a near sure thing, of course. I coulda done that. LOL.

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May 12, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

Not football related. So maybe you need to get a 1970-1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass “444” Ken. May the 12s be with you and Go Seahawks!”

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I love knowing about more 444's!

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May 12, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

If only Ty Lindsey had been .02 faster!

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May 12, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

I have my eye on Ginsdorff as a practice squad possibility. He could come in handy when Dissly inevitably gets hurt, plus they could evaluate him as a possible cheap replacement for Will next year.

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May 12, 2023·edited May 12, 2023

He will also come in handy if we ever need a wizard!

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Expecto Becuttinhim!

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Overheard from him at training camp drills: "Run, you fools!"

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Got it (finally)! LOL!

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If anything it seems to me you underestimate his potential. With his size, he could stand in for Uncle Will until he returns to full throttle, and maybe win a spot as you say, to replace Dissly.

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May 12, 2023Liked by Seaside Joe

If this was horse racing, I'd get gosh darn great odds for Okada to make the team, but other than the Long Snapper, I like his chances the best. I heard his reaction to hearing the Seahawks had signed him was sincere happiness, with words something like "great, just get me on the field." At least 10 to 1 against. Maybe 15 to 1.

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Okata and Sutherland are special team standouts in college and have some postional value. O’Connell offers both special teams and depth at LB. He definately has grit and also has academic awards, along with athletic. His testing numbers got him a ticket. I think he may be that guy who gets on the field and you can't get him off. Anderson is a great DE project that I think Seattle wants to develop for next year (PS guy). Gindorff is a medical concern but has depth possibilities at TE. (PS) Randolf and Cooper both have a shot on PS. Tavai has never checked any of the boxes in HS, College or the NFL. I think he might be a "I didn't write back guy." If he makes it to preseason he'll be interesting to see in game situations. Bobo is probaly the best for WR class, but Thomspon and Johnson from last year will be quite a bit in front of him for PS. Johnson also has some in game stats and is liked by coaching staff. (a little Baldwinish) Alhers has a real shot as a PS project at QB. Bush is part of that unique group from Cincy that has been well scouted and should make the PS.

Dane does a great job as well thanks for sharing Ken.

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So I’m kind of hoping G Kendall Randolph makes the team. With a nickname of “Grandpa” he’ll fit in with “Uncle Will”. Training camp will seem like a family affair.

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Thanks for the great info-

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Probably anywhere between $300-500K most likely difference. For a team in Seahawks cap situation that could pay a midseason injury replacement on a rookie or vet minimum. Plus Ott ended season on IR and is over 30. Multiple reasons to try out a new long snapper. Ott is not yet signed so they can also still sign him if needed.

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I think a good rule to live by is that if something seems very logical and it doesn't happen, there must be a logical reason for it that you are unaware of. Why wouldn't the Seahawks re-sign Igwebuike if he's likely cheap and available? It seems logical to keep him, so to not keep him, we would need to be inside the building to have the answer to that. But it's not like Igwebuike was a third round pick in 2021 or anything. He went undrafted in 2018. He's been on the Bucs, 49ers, Eagles, Jets, Lions, and Seahawks over six years, as well as in the XFL. Not only the Seahawks, but 31 other teams haven't signed Igwebuike this year either. It can't simply be that 32 teams have forgotten that he exists. Whether that turns out to be an unfair evaluation or not, there is a reason for his constantly changing location in the NFL over six years, we just don't quite know what it is. At this point, it's probably just easier to forget that Igwebuike was ever on the Seahawks and treat him like you would a guy who was on a different team last year, as there is probably a "Why don't you bring that guy back?" for all 32 teams who remain free agents.

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My guess is that if you are 28 and have only ever had value as a kick returner, then you don't have a spot on anyone's roster at this point in the season. Wouldn't we rather have a bunch of 20-24 year old DBs, WRs, and RBs in training camp with unknown potential that could perhaps return kicks, play special teams, and backup other positions? I think Igwebuike is a guy that you sign in week 5 if you discover your return game is holding you back and you have a roster spot you don't need for something more important.

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Leon Washington

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