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Tom Cable On OL Kona Schwenke: "He's Got A Real Cool Brain"

The Seahawks signed rookie minicamp tryout players Kona Schwenke and Julius Warmsley.

The Seahawks have signed two players who participated in this past weekend's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Offensive guard Kona Schwenke and defensive end Julius Warmsley inked deals with Seattle on Monday afternoon.

Schwenke, who played defensive line at Notre Dame, originally entered the League in 2014 as an undrafted rookie free-agent signee of the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent time with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and most-recently with the Oakland Raiders before Seattle brought him in for a tryout - on the other side of the football.

"Another project, Kona Schwenke from Notre Dame, he was a D-lineman, he's kind of showed up, too," Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable said when sharing his O-line takeaways from rookie camp.

Schwenke will take on a defense-to-offense transition the team has used successfully in the past with starting right guard J.R. Sweezy. This year's sixth-round draft pick Kristjan Sokoli, who played defensive line at Buffalo, projects as a center for the Seahawks.

"I think just movement, he's got a real cool brain," Cable said Sunday of what stood out about Schwenke. "He picked it up pretty quick and was able to change his whole mindset. He's never done this before, so a lot like Kristjan, and just kind of progressed through the days, and today I thought was pretty cool watching him."

Warmsley, meanwhile, rejoins the Seahawks after spending 2014 on the team's practice squad/injured reserve list. He was released on May 5, three days before the start of Seattle's rookie minicamp.


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