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Jeff Ireland hired as draft consultant
All members of the 90-man roster were present to open up training camp today at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said he "wanted to be a good teammate" by being present at today's camp and his desire to be a Seahawk for life.
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Action photos from the first day of practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
More than 2,500 fans came out for the first day of the Seahawks' 2016 training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Seahawks players reported to Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Friday to prepare for the start of the team's 2016 training camp, which opens Saturday, July 30 with the first of 13 practices open to the public.
The Seahawks are adding another pair of experienced eyes to their preparation for the May 8-10 NFL Draft.
The club has hired former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland as a consultant through the draft, it was announced Monday. News of the addition was first reported Saturday by Fox Sports.
Ireland joined the Dolphins in 2008, but left in January after owner Stephen Ross changed the power structure in Miami’s front office. Prior to working for the Dolphins, Ireland was with the Dallas Cowboys as vice president of college and pro scouting (2005-07) and a national scout (2001-04); the Kansas City Chiefs as a scout (1997-2000); and the NFL Scouting Combine (1994-1996).
Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Ireland previously worked together with the Chiefs from 1997-99.
The Super Bowl champion Seahawks hold the final pick – No. 32 overall – in the first round of the NFL Draft on May 8. They also have five picks in the remaining six rounds – No. 64 overall in the second round on May 9; and No. 132 in the fourth round, No. 146 and No. 172 in the fifth round and No. 208 in the sixth round on May 10. Read