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May 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Thursday afternoon news and notes: Rookie mini-camp begins tomorrow

The Seahawks will hold their rookie mini-camp Friday through Sunday. Jayson Jenks has a preview.

And this story on Keith Price from the team’s website also details exactly who will be there — the team’s nine draftees from last week, the nine undrafted free agents who were then signed, and what the team calls “a group” of other rookies who will be trying out.

Seattle is at the 90-player NFL roster limit at the moment (by my count, anyway) so if any of the rookies were to be signed, another player would have to be cut.

Seattle did sign two players out of the rookie mini-camp last year — DE Benson Mayowa and TE Victor Marshall.

Mayowa went on to make the 53-man roster, emerging as one of the surprise players of the season for the Seahawks. So it can happen.

— Speaking of draft picks, KJR-AM reported today that seventh-round fullback Kiero Small has signed his contract. Earlier, the agents for Eric Pinkins announced he had signed. So that’s two of the team’s nine picks in the fold.

As noted earlier, though, this is sort of ceremonial as the contracts are already set via the NFL’s labor agreement.

According to OvertheCap.com, Small will receive a signing bonus of $60,256 and a four-year deal that could be worth as much as $2.280 million. Only the bonus, though, is guaranteed.

Earl Thomas was on the Jim Rome show today. Listen here.

— The Seahawks remain at the top of the power ratings of CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco.

— Another player reported to be trying out for the Seahawks is DE Adham Talaat of  Gallaudet University, a school for the profoundly deaf. As this story notes, he has been heavily motivated by the success of Seattle’s Derrick Coleman.

— Seahawks.com also has a bit more on the team’s White House visit.

— San Francisco’s mayor in Seattle today paying up on a lost bet.

Steven Hauschka helping to judge Copper River Salmon this weekend because, why not?

— This story says UDFA signee Brock Coyle had interest from the Ravens and Vikings before signing with the Seahawks.

— And here’s a bit more on Abe Markowitz, the former USC OL who has been invited to try out.

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