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Seattle signs All-American Jeffcoat as free agent

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - All-America defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat from Texas and former Washington quarterback Keith Price were among nine undrafted rookies to agree to free-agent deals with the Seattle Seahawks.

The deals were agreed to after the conclusion of the draft Saturday. Jeffcoat was a surprise going undrafted after his senior season with the Longhorns where he was voted the Big 12 Conference defensive player of the year. Price's deal was not surprising given his proximity to the Seahawks and friendship with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.

Also agreeing to deals were USC safety Dion Bailey, Montana linebacker Brock Coyle, Central Arkansas tight end Chase Dixon, Penn State offensive tackle Garry Gilliam, Oklahoma guard Bronson Irwin, South Carolina cornerback Jimmy Legree and Eastern Washington defensive tackle Andru Pulu.

Coyle, from Bozeman, Montana, finished his career ranked 11th in Montana history with 293 tackles and played in 52 career games.

"This whole experience is just crazy," Coyle said. "I'm so excited to be on the Seahawks, and go to Seattle to work hard and prove to the organization that I'm a great player.

"They're just obviously an amazing defense. They play very hard, and I really like their linebacker coach, Ken Norton Jr. When I was on my visit there, I really liked Ken, their defensive coordinator, their GM - everybody. They really took the time to talk to me when I was there."

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