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Seahawks Hire Todd Brunner to Scout Northeast; Add to Training Staff

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Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The tight ends run passing routes during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The tight ends run passing routes during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Seahawks' have hired Todd Brunner as their northeast regional scout. Brunner, who has connections to former 49ers GM and now-Seahawks Senior Personnel Executive Scot McCloughan, will be replacing Charlie Jackson on Director of College Scouting Scott Fitterer's staff. Brunner is a 17-year veteran of scouting, with previous stints with the 49ers (2001-11), Browns (1999-2000) and Eagles (1994-97). His father, John, was a longtime coach in the NFL and his older brother is former NFL QB Scott Brunner, who worked with Joe Flacco and Brian Hoyer before their respective drafts, per Adam Caplan.

The Seahawks have also made a few changes to their training staff, promoting Sam Ramsden, the team's associate/head trainer since 1999, to Director of Player Health and Performance. According to Seahawks.com, he will coordinate the operations of the training and strength and conditioning staffs. With this move, Donald Rich has been named Associate Head Trainer, and David Stricklin moves into the No. 2 spot that Rich had previously held. Michael Tankovich was named the team's physical therapist.