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Wilson signs, Seahawks rookies are all in

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KIRKLAND, Wash. - For the first time since 2003, the Seattle Seahawks have signed all its draft choices before the start of training camp.

The final one came Thursday when top pick Josh Wilson signed a four-year contract just before rookies were due to report. Wilson, a cornerback from University of Maryland, was chosen by the Seahawks as the 55th overall choice in April.

The Seahawks expect Wilson to win the nickel back job on passing downs and also become their new kickoff returner. The Seahawks Thursday also announced they have signed defensive end Baraka Atkins, a fourth-round choice.

To make room on the roster, the team waived running back Kenny James, formerly of the University of Washington.

Seahawks veterans are due to report Saturday. The first camp practice is Sunday morning at team headquarters in Kirkland, the first time in a decade the team hasn't held its training camp at Cheney in Eastern Washington.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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