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Changes Coming To Seahawks

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SEATTLE (AP) - A new coach will likely not be the only change
for the Seattle Seahawks next season.

Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard's contract is ending. So are
those of star receiver Bobby Engram, and play-making outside
linebacker Leroy Hill.

Engram held out of minicamps last spring because Seattle
wouldn't give him a multiyear contract following his team-record
94-catch season in 2007.

Hill was often all over the field while making 81 tackles in 12
games. Then he missed the final four games of the season with a
pinched nerve in his neck. The fourth-year veteran can become a
free agent for the first time, though he says he'd love to stay
with Seattle and will give the team an extra listen in contract
talks.

And then there's the question of backup quarterback Seneca
Wallace, who hinted he may not be around for spring camps. He broke
Matt Hasselbeck's team record by throwing 184 consecutive passes
without an interception, until throwing two in Sunday's finale.

He apparently has performance clauses in his contract that could
free him from Seattle, which drafted him in 2003. The four-year
extension he signed in August 2007 calls for his base salary to
jump from $605,000 this year to $1.5 million in 2009.
      
Fourth pick
      
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seahawks will have the fourth overall pick in
April's NFL draft, based on their 4-12 record. Winless Detroit will
be first, followed by 2-14 St. Louis and 2-14 Kansas City.
      
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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