First reported by the National Football Post and later confirmed by team sources, the Seattle Seahawks hive hired Tim Lewis as the team's new defensive backs coach, filling the final vacancy on Jim Mora's coaching staff.
Lewis spent 2008 as the defensive backs coach for the Carolina Panthers. Before that, Lewis served as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants for three seasons.
Also, in Senior Bowl news, Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji may be moving up the draft chart this week with impressive performances during practice. Here's an excerpt of what Rog Rang had to say in his report for CBS Sports.
Regardless of who lined up in front of him, Raji overpowered his man. Built like a Coke machine and just as tough to move, Raji holds up well against the run. His burst off the snap is impressive as well, allowing teams to project him at nose guard and defensive tackle. When not pushing his opponent into the backfield, Raji often was able to knife through the gaps and disrupt the timing of run and pass plays during the North team's morning practice.
The Seahawks could have some competition in locking up Raji if they want to move down a couple spots to take him, as the San Francisco 49ers appear interested in taking Raji with the 10th overall pick.
Russ Lande of the Sporting News offers a roundup on the Senior Bowl here.
And Chris Steuber and Ed Thompson of Scout.com gives his take on the Senior Bowl.
And, as always, Rob Staton keeps up with everything on his Seahawks draft blog.