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Hawks hire Prince as WR coach

RENTON, Wash. – Robert Prince was hired Tuesday as the Seattle Seahawks’ new wide receivers coach, and coach Jim Mora is retaining a dozen members of predecessor Mike Holmgren’s staff.

Mora announced the hiring of Prince from Jacksonville during his official introduction as Holmgren’s replacement.

Mora’s promotion from Seattle’s defensive backs coach was decided a year ago.

Prince worked with Mora in Atlanta and San Francisco.

Mora said he still wants to hire a defensive backs coach to join new defensive coordinator Casey Bradley, new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and new defensive line coach Dan Quinn.

•The Seahawks also announced that linebacker Julian Peterson is going to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Tampa Bay’s Derrick Brooks.

He will be the Seahawks’ only representative in Hawaii. Left tackle Walter Jones was selected for the ninth time but will not play. Jones recently had microfracture surgery on his knee.


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