Greetings from Safeco Field, I just got a call from rather upset Eric Williams, who hasn't been able to post the Deon Butler signing.
We got the email from the Hawks earlier in the day, but Eric, who's timing rivals that of Wally Pipp, is in eastern Washington on a little vacation with the family before training camp begins and his family life is over. He happened to be away from his computer. So he kindly asked me to post it.
Here's the press release:
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The Seattle Seahawks have signed wide receiver Deon Butler to a multi-year deal, the team announced this morning.
Butler was Seattle's third round selection (91st overall) in this past April's NFL Draft out of Penn State. Butler closed out his college career as the school's all-time leader with 179 receptions, finished second with 2,771 receiving yards and third with 22 touchdowns.
Butler is the fifth Seahawks draft pick to sign with the club.
That leaves first-round Aaron Curry and second-rounder Max Unger unsigned.