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Some surprises from Hawks’ mini camp


Rarely are there any major surprises at an NFL team's mini camp.

But the Hawks had one Friday.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, recovering from off-season shoulder surgery on his left arm, threw passes and participated in more drills than most expected. The reason why? Hasselbeck worked his butt off.

• Maybe the most important off-season addition by the Seahawks? It just might be secondary coach Jim Mora. Or it could be new special teams coach Bruce DeHaven, part of the notes in this Mike Sando story.

• The Hawks are using the mini-camp to discover which wide receiver will fill the void left by Darrell Jackson's departure. If you didn't know, Jackson was traded to the 49ers for a fourth-round pick during the draft.

• The P-I's Ted Miller talks with former Oregon wide receiver – and son of the Ducks' basketball coach – Jordan Kent in this column.

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