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Hawks announce roster moves

The Seattle Seahawks announced some roster moves this afternoon after another busy day.

Seattle claimed offensive guard Evan Dietrich-Smith (Packers) and cornerback Nate Ness (Dolphins) off of waivers.

And the team also confirmed the trade for offensive lineman Stacy Andrews from the Philadelphia Eagles for an undisclosed draft pick, believed to be a seventh rounder.

Andrews, 29, was originally drafted in the fourth round by Cincinnati in 2004. He played five seasons with the Bengals before signing with Philadelphia prior to the 2009 season. Andrews has started 34 of 72 games played.

Dietrich-Smith, 24, originally signed with Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 1, 2009. He was the only non-drafted rookie to make the Packers' opening-day roster in 2009. Dietrich-Smith played in 13 games last season for the Packers.

Ness, 24, spent time on the Miami Dolphins practice squad in 2009.

To make room for those three players, the Seattle released safety Kevin Ellison, center Steve Vallos and tackle Mansfield Wrotto.

Still no word on the reported release of running back Julius Jones, safety Jordan Babineaux and defensive end Kevin Vickerson.

The practice squad announcements should be coming shortly.

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