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Sims to miss Seahawks' veteran minicamp because of surgery

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks announced Monday
starting guard Rob Sims will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his
right knee.

Sims will be operated on Tuesday at the Seattle Surgery Center
by Dr. Ed Khalfayan, a team orthopedist.

Sims won't be able to take part in the Seahawks' four-day veteran
minicamp that began Monday morning at team headquarters in Kirkland.

Sims is expected to be the Seahawks' starting right guard this
season. He started at left guard last season, but moved to the
right side after the team signed former Pro Bowl guard Mike Wahle
in February.

The Seahawks also released two players and signed two others.
Defensive tackle Kelly Talavou and wide receiver Travis Brown were
cut, and the team signed defensive tackle Kevin Brown and wide
receiver Joel Filani.

Brown was given a minicamp tryout with the team this past
weekend. Filani was a sixth-round selection by the Tennessee Titans
in the 2007 NFL draft who most recently spent time with the
Minnesota Vikings.