Ruston Webster, who was hired by the Seahawks in 2006, left the team to take a player personnel position with the Tennessee Titans.

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Ruston Webster moved up in the Seahawks front office for the last month of 2009, becoming the interim general manager after Tim Ruskell stepped down as president in December.

Webster moved out of Seattle’s front office Friday, as the Seahawks’ vice president of player personnel accepted the same position with the Tennessee Titans.

Webster was hired by Ruskell in 2006. He was a candidate for the permanent GM position that was filled by John Schneider in January.

The Seahawks’ announcement of the move included a statement from Schneider.

“I personally want to thank Ruston for all of the hard work prior to the 2010 draft as well as previous drafts with Tim Ruskell,” Schneider said. “Not only are the Titans getting an excellent football person, they are getting an even more impressive individual.”

Webster was a finalist for the Titans GM job in 2007, which ultimately went to Mike Reinfeldt, himself a former Seahawks executive.


• The Seahawks promoted two members of their scouting department. Scott Fitterer is the new director of college scouting after serving as Seattle’s Western region scouting director the past five seasons. Eric Stokes was promoted from area scout to the Seahawks’ assistant director of college scouting.

• The Seahawks claimed WR Kole Heckendorf off waivers from Detroit. Seattle waived WR Chris Duvalt to make room for Heckendorf.

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