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Morning links: Milloy ready for larger role with Hawks

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Our own Dave Boling talked with Seahawks veteran safety Lawyer Milloy at the team’s organized team activities on Monday. The 36-year-old Tacoma native told Boling that he’s looking to play a larger role with Seattle in his second season on the team, and will take on more of a leadership role.

Boling:

When veteran safety Lawyer Milloy joined the Seahawks last fall, most considered him valuable as a team leader and a positive addition to the locker room.

The stories were nice, and accurate, too, as far as they went. But the 36-year-old Milloy is making it clear through his offseason work with the Seahawks that he’s not satisfied with being listed on the depth chart under “Elder Statesman.”

He’s out there with a rookie’s eagerness to clobber receivers, make big plays and win games.

“I’m here because I want to compete for a chance to be on the field,” Milloy said after Monday’s organized training session at the team’s headquarters. “If you’re not thinking about being a starter and being on the field all the time, you’re cheating yourself.”

Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill’s off-the-field troubles continue. He could be facing a possible parole-violation charge in Georgia. Brian Fortner, solicitor-general for Douglas County, Ga., told the Associated Press on Monday that it was “shocking and disappointing” that Hill found himself in legal trouble again, and will talk with the prosecutor in Issaquah to find out if the court here will pursue domestic abuse charges. Fortner then will decide whether to file a motion to revoke Hill’s probation.

Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com talks to Kent State rookie Jameson Konz about his new position with Seattle – tight end.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports on ex-CWU standout Mike Reilly’s fresh start in Seattle. He will compete with Mike Teel for the third-string quarterback spot.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com focuses on linebacker Aaron Curry’s transition to his second season in this practice report.

Liz Mathews of ESPN 710 Seattle talks to tight end John Carlson about his expanded role with the team.

Linebacker David Hawthrone talks with KJR’s Ian Furness in this audio link.

Running back Justin Forsett joins KJR’s Elise Woodward in this audio link.

Brock Huard and Mike Salk of ESPN 710 Seattle talk with head coach Pete Carroll and linebacker Aaron Curry in this audio link.

Charlie Whitehurst joins Paul Silvi and Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle in this audio link. The interview is towards the end of the sound clip.

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