This weekend coach Pete Carroll remarked his offensive-line coach Tom Cable was "like a kid in a candy store" with all the projects he was leading through the Seahawks' rookie minicamp.
Fourth-round pick Terry Poole, a plowing, 6-foot-5, 323-pound left offensive tackle at San Diego State, moving to left guard for Seattle. Sixth-round choice Kristjan Sokoli, a defensive tackle at the University of Buffalo, looking impressively athletic at center.
And now Kona Schwenke, a defensive tackle at Notre Dame, on the New York Jets practice squad and on the rosters of the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, to guard.
The Seahawks announced today they signed Schwenke and defensive end Julius Warmsley after each tried out for the 90-man offseason roster during Seattle's rookie minicamp last weekend.
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Schwenke signed with Kansas City as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 19, 2014. He was released and also spent time with New England before the Jets signed him to their practice squad in December. The Raiders signed him in January. All those teams listed him as 297 pounds; the Seahawks say he's lost a dozen pounds, down to 6 feet 4 and 285 pounds. Cable had him at guard over this past weekend.
"He's got a real cool brain," Cable said of Schwenke, whom the Raiders released -- as a defensive tackle -- last week.
Cable has successfully turned college defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy into Seattle's starting right guard.
The Seahawks need a new starting left guard after James Carpenter signed as a free agent with the Jets in March, and a new starting center with Max Unger traded to New Orleans for tight end Jimmy Graham.
Warmsley spent the 2014 season on Seattle's practice squad injured-reserve list. He'd been released on May 5.