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January 29, 2009 5:23 PM

Seahawks franchise-tag history

Posted by Danny O'Neil

OAlogo.gif 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.

2008PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 CB Marcus TrufantFranchise tag$9,465,000
Result: Trufant signed a long-term contract during the offseason following his designation.
2007PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 K Josh BrownFranchise tag$2,078,000
Result: Brown signed one-year tender, became a free agent in 2008 and signed with St. Louis.
2006PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 LG Steve HutchinsonTransition 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.
2005PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 RB Shaun AlexanderFranchise 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.
2004PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 LT Walter JonesFranchise tag$7,080,000
Result: Jones missed training camp and then played under the one-year tender for the third consecutive season.
2003PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 LT Walter JonesFranchise tag$5,734,000
Result: Reported after sitting out training camp for the second consecutive season.
2002PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 LT Walter JonesFranchise tag$4,920,000
Result: Missed training camp and the first two games before reporting and playing the rest of the season.
2000PlayerDesignationPrice tag
 WR Joey GallowayFranchise 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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