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Seattle called new punter's agent for workout BEFORE Buffalo game

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The article goes on to say a few things about our new punter. Sounds like he might be a pretty good one. Here is some of the article.

 "Ryan is thrilled to have landed so quickly in a new situation, however. Two days after he and his girlfriend were lying around his Green Bay condo wondering what had happened, his agent called to say the Seahawks wanted to bring him in for a tryout.

That was before Ryan Plackemeier struggled through Sunday's opener in Buffalo, meaning the former Seahawks punter clearly was on a short leash. Ryan flew to Phoenix to work out with a kicking specialist for two days, came to Seattle on Monday and sufficiently impressed the Seahawks staff with his workout that Plackemeier got the boot.

"That was a tough call because Plack is a good guy and he had a tough ballgame," coach Mike Holmgren said. "I don't think those were ideal kicking conditions. Clearly it was wet and windy and all that kind of stuff.

"My feeling is this will not be the last time Plack punts in the NFL. He might wind up back here; who knows? But our special teams, we can't have a game like we had Sunday. There were a lot of reasons. That includes kickers, cover people, everybody."

Holmgren said Ryan had a good workout, and "now that has to transfer over for us in the game Sunday and this season, hopefully. As I said, I hope it's a long stay for him."

Ryan's averages last year of 44.4 overall and 37.6 yards net well exceeded Plackemeier's 40.0 and 34.3, but the Packers wanted to go with the consistency of former Redskins kicker Derrick Frost."

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