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June 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Morning kickoff — Ware a rookie to watch, and more

The Seahawks will be back on the field tomorrow (Tuesday) for a three-day mini-camp that will basically bring an end to an off-season.

After the mini-camp, the Seahawks will be off for about five weeks  until the beginning of training camp, and the beginning of a 2013 season that brings with it as many expectations as any in team history.

One player the Seahawks will be watching at the mini-camp as rookie running back Spencer Ware, whose battle with Michael Robinson for the fullback spot could be one of the more intriguing of the year.

Jayson Jenks wrote about Ware for the Monday paper.

Wrote Jenks of Ware, who can play either tailback or fullback:

“One thing I can tell them,” Ware said, “is they’re going to have a hard-nosed player, whichever one it is.”

Ware’s many hats are one of the reasons the Seahawks liked him in the first place. He could also represent an eye to the future. Michael Robinson, Seattle’s starting fullback, is only under contract through the end of this season.

Yet Ware’s biggest strength — his physicality — hasn’t been on display at rookie minicamp or organized team activities. That’s because the drills are mostly noncontact.

“I don’t think we’ll know about Spencer until you get him into pads because he is a very physical football player,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Remember, we thought he was the toughest running back in college football last year, so we hope to see that when he carries the ball, as well as blocking.”

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— MyNorthwest.Com lists five players to watch at mini-camp;

— NFL.com asks who is better — Richard Sherman or Patrick Peterson?;

— ESPN.com’s Mike Sando examines Seattle’s decision to draft James Carpenter in 2011;

— A few Seahawks appeared at Summer Jam over the weekend;

— Interesting story over the weekend out of Milwaukee celebrating the 100th birthday of Vince Lombardi and asking if he’d still be successful in today’s NFL.

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