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Seahawks sign two late-round draft picks

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks are nearly half way to signing all of their draft picks.

The Seahawks have signed two more, agreeing to multiyear deals with long snapper Tyler Schmitt and kicker Brandon Coutu. The team announced the signings Wednesday afternoon.

Schmitt was drafted in the sixth round out of San Diego State, while Coutu was taken out of Georgia with the first of Seattle's two seventh-round picks. Schmitt heads into training camp next month as the leader to be the Seahawks long snapper, while Coutu will compete with veteran Olindo Mare for the job of replacing kicker Josh Brown, who signed with St. Louis in the offseason.

Coutu and Schmitt join running back Justin Forsett from California as signed draft picks.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.

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