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    SEAHAWKS - First round center signs contract

    I'll try and find an article, but RedZone.org is reporting Spencer is signed.

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    Re: SEAHAWKS - First round center signs contract

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2123367

    First-round draft pick Chris Spencer, the standout center from the University of Mississippi and a player some scouts feel is the best snapper to come into the league in several years, agreed to a contract.

    The 26th overall player chosen, Spencer will sign a five-year contract worth about $7.5 million, with $5 million in guarantees. Spencer can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses if he reaches performance and playing time levels.

    Spencer, 23, will be groomed to eventually supplant 12th-year veteran Robbie Tobeck, who is expected to open the season as the starter. Tobeck, 35, signed a two-year contract to return to the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent this spring.

    Despite just one season as a starter in college, Spencer quickly emerged as one of the premier blockers in the college game in 2004, prompting him to bypass his final year of eligibility to enter the draft. In 11 games last season, he participated in 711 plays, and was credited by the Rebels staff with 77 "knockdown" blocks. Spencer has great natural strength, plays with leverage and is a solid athlete.

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