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Holmgren contract talks still ongoing

KIRKLAND, Wash. (April 26, 2006) -- Seahawks team president Tim Ruskell said that talks with Mike Holmgren about the coach's future with the team beyond this season are ongoing.

Holmgren is in the final year of an eight-year contract.

As recently as this month, weeks after the franchise's most successful season ended with a Super Bowl loss to Pittsburgh, Holmgren said he was unsure whether he wanted to extend his contract.

Ruskell offered no details to reporters, except to say the two sides are still talking, and "it's all good."

Meanwhile, Ruskell said the team had broken off talks with free-agent cornerback Ty Law -- at least until after this weekend's NFL draft.

The Seahawks are hoping to use the draft to beef up their defensive backfield, although they don't have a pick until the second round. Talks with Law could resume after the draft "if it's still necessary," Ruskell said.

The Seahawks let starting cornerback Andre Dyson leave to the Jets as a free agent. They are also waiting to see if starting free safety Ken Hamlin is ready to return from a fractured skull sustained in an assault last October.

Ruskell said Hamlin had been cleared by team physicians and will participate in the team's minicamp next month.

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