Seahawks trade up to take a punter

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    The Seahawks made a trade with Denver Saturday to move up in the fifth round of the draft and then selected punter Michael Dickson of Texas at number 149 overall, a move that has ominous overtones for the future of veteran Jon Ryan, the team’s longest-tenured player.

    Dickson was generally considered the best punter in college football last season, averaging 47.4 yards per attempt, and left Texas with a year of eligibility remaining.

    The 36-year-old Ryan — the last player on the roster who predates the arrival of coach Pete Carroll — has two years remaining on a contract that includes cap hits of $3.2 million and $3.6 million the next two years, with dead money of $1.2 million and $600,000, which had led to speculation that he could be in danger of being a cap casualty.

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