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Seahawks Must Make A Decision About Leroy Hill Today

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks must decide today what
to do with star free-agent-to-be linebacker Leroy Hill.

They can use their franchise tag on him, at a cost of $8.304
million for the one-year tender. They could opt instead of the
transition tag, at a cost of $7.480 million. They could try to sign
him to a long-term contract before the Feb. 27 deadline. Or, they
could let him test the market, and try to match any offer he
receives.

By using the franchise tag, any team signing Hill to an offer
sheet would have to surrender two first-round draft choices as
compensation if the Seahawks decided not to match.

By using the transition tag, the Seahawks would have right of
first refusal on any offer sheet.

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