Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
January 29, 2009 5:23 PM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
The franchise tag has been by Seattle in each of the previous sevens years. Here are the list of players whom Seattle designated franchise players and what the result of those designations was.
|CB Marcus Trufant||Franchise tag||$9,465,000|
|Result: Trufant signed a long-term contract during the offseason following his designation.|
|K Josh Brown||Franchise tag||$2,078,000|
|Result: Brown signed one-year tender, became a free agent in 2008 and signed with St. Louis.|
|LG Steve Hutchinson||Transition tag||$6,390,000|
|Result: Rumor has it this didn't work out so well for Seattle, who took it in the shorts courtesy of the poison-pilled offer sheet Hutchinson signed with Minnesota.|
|RB Shaun Alexander||Franchise tag||$8,080,000|
|Result: Seattle promised Alexander it wouldn't apply the franchise tag again, then watched him run to the league's MVP award and a fat new contract.|
|LT Walter Jones||Franchise tag||$7,080,000|
|Result: Jones missed training camp and then played under the one-year tender for the third consecutive season.|
|LT Walter Jones||Franchise tag||$5,734,000|
|Result: Reported after sitting out training camp for the second consecutive season.|
|LT Walter Jones||Franchise tag||$4,920,000|
|Result: Missed training camp and the first two games before reporting and playing the rest of the season.|
|WR Joey Galloway||Franchise tag||$4,100,000|
|Result: Traded to Dallas for two first-round choices after being designated Seattle's franchise player. Galloway sat out eight regular-season games in 1999, holding out for a new contract. He was ruled a free agent for 2000 in an arbitration hearing.|
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