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Seahawks Report to Training Camp

July 31, 1999

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) _ The day after rookies and a few veterans showed up to camp, the remaining members of the Seattle Seahawks reported Friday _ with the exception of wide receiver Joey Galloway and Lamar King.

``Joey will get here sooner or later,″ free-agent cornerback Lenny McGill said. ``Hopefully sooner than later.″

Galloway was eighth in the AFC with 1,047 receiving yards last season. Ten of his 65 receptions went for touchdowns.

``Camp’s going to be good, but it will be even better when Lamar and Joey get here,″ rookie free-agent running back Jay Kinton said.

Galloway is seeking a sizable raise from the $1.6 million he is scheduled to receive this season in the final year of his current contract, The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reported Friday.

The Seahawks have reportedly offered Galloway a five-year deal worth around $22 million, the newspaper said.

Eric Metz, agent for both Galloway and King, did not return a phone message left Friday at his Phoenix office. Nor did new coach Mike Holmgren, also the team’s general manager, make himself available to discuss Galloway’s situation.

King is seeking a deal somewhere between the contracts signed by the No. 20 and No. 24 picks in the draft, also defensive linemen.

The 20th pick was Dallas’ Ebenezer Ekuban, who signed a five-year deal worth $5.65 million. The 24th pick was Reggie McGrew of the San Francisco 49ers, who signed a seven-year contract worth as much as $7.4 million. McGrew’s contract converts to four years if he reaches incentives.

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