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Seahawks take OLB Aaron Curry at No. 4

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seahawks have selected outside linebacker Aaron Curry of Wake Forest with the fourth pick in the NFL draft.

Seattle's choice on Saturday addresses its most immediate need: finding a replacement for traded Julian Peterson. Franchise player Leroy Hill, the Seahawks ' other starting outside linebacker, also could be gone next year.

Curry's head was bowed when his name was announced inside Radio City Music Hall in New York. Curry then wiped away tears and said he expected to go into Seattle's defense and "fly around."

The 6-foot-1, 254-pound Curry will be expected to start immediately this fall. He is Seattle's highest pick since Shawn Springs was the Seahawks ' No. 3 choice in 1997.

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