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RENTON Steve Largent Color Rush Jersey , Wash. (AP) — New Seattle wide receiver Gary Jennings already has a connection with the quarterback he’s about to start catching passes from.He was once coached on a YMCA youth basketball team by Russell Wilson back in Richmond, Virginia.“I don’t know if it was that competitive. We couldn’t even press, I don’t think,” Jennings said. “It was cool because he was a star player at the school, and he had a chance to be able to coach.”Jennings was the first of Seattle’s picks on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday. He was selected No. 120 overall in the fourth round, the first of three fourth-round selections by the Seahawks. Seattle also selected Wake Forest guard Phil Haynes and Oregon cornerback Ugo Amadi.Seattle added Washington linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven early in the fifth round, the Pac-12 defensive player of the year last season, and selected Miami running back Travis Homer and Florida State defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas in the sixth-round. That appeared it for Seattle before trading back into the seventh round to select Hawaii wide receiver John Ursua.Seattle started the week with four picks and after seven trades made 11 selections.“We really surpassed my expectations that we could be like we are. We’re thrilled with what happened,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “All of the work that was done to get it done put us in a whole different framework. It’s going to be competitive, which is exactly how we like it.”But it was Jennings and his connection with Wilson which grabbed the attention. Jennings attended The Collegiate School in Richmond through eighth grade, the same school as Wilson and his sister, Anna. It was Anna’s team that Jennings played on and was coached by the Seahawks’ QB and his father.Jennings guessed he was in fourth grade Patrick Kerney Color Rush Jersey , perhaps a little younger, when he was coached by Wilson. And he remembered Wilson, who was in high school, already being a star quarterback.“Growing up in that school, I used to see him play quarterback. He was an amazing quarterback back in the day, too,” Jennings said. “I saw him run back and forth across the field and someone was always wide open. They won state basically every year he was there.”Wilson tweeted later Saturday about being reunited with Jennings, who may end up being a potential slot receiver target for the QB.Seattle clearly has concerns about whether Doug Baldwin will be able to play again after a myriad of injuries and offseason surgeries that has brought retirement into the picture. General manager John Schneider said he expects a resolution on Baldwin’s future in the next few weeks.While Baldwin has been highly successful on the outside, he was most effective working out of the slot. That’s where Jennings could fit at least initially. Jennings played nearly 81 percent of his snaps last season at West Virginia in the slot, where he finished with 54 receptions and 13 touchdowns. Carroll and Schneider said they expect Jennings to play both inside and outside.“It was a feeling like no other. For it to be Seattle as well, it’s a perfect fit for me. For the system and what they do as an offense,” Jennings said.All of Seattle’s picks on the final day seemed to fit a need. Haynes is a mauling guard who primarily is a run blocker and fits the mold of what Seattle has at the position with D.J. Fluker Germain Ifedi Color Rush Jersey , Mike Iupati and last year with J.R. Sweezy. Amadi could project as Seattle’s next nickel cornerback after splitting time between cornerback and safety at Oregon. Finding another option as a third cornerback was a priority after losing Justin Coleman in free agency.Carroll said they intend to start Amadi at free safety while also seeing how he does as a cornerback covering in the slot.“You have to be able to play with leverage, at nickel. Because the receiver has the two-way going in the middle of the field most of the time, so you have to learn how to use your help,” Amadi said. “That’s probably what helped my game to another level, because I understand leverage, I understood what the offense wants to do.”Burr-Kirven expects to contribute immediately on special teams after making the short drive across Lake Washington. Burr-Kirven led the nation in tackles as a senior with 176.Homer is a developmental running back who adds depth for an offense that has made no secret in wanting to run the ball. Selecting Christmas addressed the one lingering vacancy in Seattle’s draft of needing additional options on the interior defensive line.And Seattle moved back into the seventh round to get Ursua, who led the country in touchdown receptions with 16 last season, out of fear it wouldn’t be able to sign him as a rookie free agent. SEATTLE (AP) — The scenario was all lined up for Russell Wilson to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 25th career fourth-quarter comeback and end the unbeaten run of a division rival.Needing just a field goal to take the lead, the Seahawks were already in range for Sebastian Janikowski. A few more yards, milk some time off the clock and Seattle would have had a chance at a field goal to knock off the Los Angeles Rams.With two untimely penalties, Seattle’s plans of a late comeback fell apart. And instead of making the NFC West a race, the Seahawks already trail the Rams by three games after Los Angeles’ 33-31 victory on Sunday.“Russell Marshawn Lynch Color Rush Jersey , his way to make big plays, put us in a position to win and in the end we get knocked out of field goal range with a penalty. Really disturbing that that happened at that time,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Seattle was more than a touchdown underdog at home to arguably the best team in the league. Thanks to a rejuvenated run game led by Chris Carson and his 116 yards, and three TD passes from Wilson, Seattle gave itself a chance in the fourth quarter to knock the Rams from the short list of unbeaten teams.After Cairo Santos hit a 39-yard field goal to give Los Angeles a 33-31 lead, it took just two plays for Wilson to get Seattle in field goal range. He hit Tyler Lockett for 44 yards to the Rams’ 32. There was less than 5 minutes remaining and Seattle was in perfect position to pull the upset.A false start penalty against Germain Ifedi came first, although it appeared Seattle would have been called for delay of game if not for the early movement. But the most damaging penalty came on second-and-13, when D.J. Fluker was called for holding against Ndamukong Suh. The Seahawks were suddenly facing second-and-23 outside of field goal range and after two straight incompletions — one batted down by Cory Littleton — the Seahawks were forced to punt with 3:38 remaining.Seattle never saw the ball again. Fluker didn’t agree with the holding call, although on replay it appeared he had a clear tug on Suh’s shoulder.“They called a penalty. It cost us the game. I don’t think it was a penalty,” Fluker said. “But at the end of the day, we all played hard. We all played physical.”Carroll was upset about the flag.“We ran the ball 32 times on the day, they ran it 30 Earl Thomas III Color Rush Jersey , there were 60-something runs in the game and it comes down to, ‘We’re going to throw the flag right there,’ and unfortunately it happened. They got a great break out of that,” Carroll said. “It was a great break for them. I haven’t seen the play. There’s a lot of plays in that game that probably could have warranted a penalty throw and it happened on that play right then. It really pissed me off that that was how this thing ended. It’s unfortunate.”Carroll’s clock management was also debated. He called timeout with 1:39 remaining after the Rams came up short on third-and-1 at their 42-yard line. Preserving the clock seemed the wise choice, but it also allowed Los Angeles a chance to reconsider its options after initially sending out the punt team. The Rams ended up going for it on fourth-and-1 and Jared Goff converted the QB sneak to clinch the victory.The Seahawks tried to find a few positives before their trip to London to face the Raiders next weekend.“This could be a turning point. For us to go against an offense, or a team like that because they have a stacked defense, and give them their hardest test to this point in the season really shows just where we’re at,” safety Bradley McDougald said.
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