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Seahawks release linebacker and signs kicker

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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Friday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks announced that they have released linebacker Marquis Cooper and signed kicker Kurt Smith.

Cooper played at the University of Washington and was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad on December 12th, 2006. He played one regular season game and one exhibition game last season.

Smith is an undrafted rookie free agent from University of Virginia.

After 11 years of having their training camp at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, the Seahawks are holding this year's training camp at their team headquarters in Kirkland. The team will open two-a-day practices on Sunday.
     
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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