Contractually obligated

An ancient rat-a-tat-tat sound has been echoing through the Seahawks’ football offices all day.

The noise has been emanating from an archaic instrument previous generations referred to as a “typewriter,” offering a stark contrast to the quiet tapping of a computer keyboard and the relative tranquility of the office right now.

The reason behind the din? Longtime executive assistant Char Kores is typing up the player contracts for the Seahawks’ latest draft picks, and it’s mandated by the NFL to be via a typewriter because the contracts are a six-page carbon copy — and because it’s the way it’s always been done.

“It’s kind of old school, but we’ve got to do it this way,” said Kores, who has worked for the Seahawks for 26 years.

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