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Seattle Seahawks do not use franchise tag on Sheldon Richardson or anyone else | The News Tribune
The 27-year-old defensive tackle could become a free agent when the market opens March 14.

Seahawks draft is "set" as NFL announces draft order
Seahawks draft is "set" as NFL announces draft order. The NFL said on Tuesday who chooses where. And Seattle needs good picks.

NFL releases Seattle Seahawks official 2018 NFL Draft order
The Seattle Seahawks official draft order is revealed by the NFL.

Seahawks make it clear at the combine they're 'open to anything' - NFC West- ESPN
The Seahawks have been non-commital when it comes to talking about retaining stars such as Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.

2018 NFL Draft Order Set, Seahawks Hold Eight Picks | Seattle Seahawks
The NFL announced the 2018 draft order, and as expected, the Seahawks currently hold eight picks.

Seahawks Don’t Use Franchise Tag | Seattle Seahawks
For the eighth straight year, the Seahawks elected to not use the franchise tag on a potential free agent player.

Podcast Player - Which Seahawks free agents will we see back in Seattle?

DeAngelo Hall didn’t feel a commitment from Kirk Cousins – ProFootballTalk
DeAngelo Hall likes Kirk Cousins, and thinks Kirk Cousins can lead a team to the Super Bowl if that team is just a quarterback away. But he didn't feel like Cousins was all-in at times last year in Washington.

Mitchell Trubisky “really excited” about Matt Nagy’s arrival – ProFootballTalk
It has been two months since the Bears hired Matt Nagy as their new head coach and that decision elicited responses from many corners about Nagy's arrival will mean for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in his second season. One person we did not hear from publicly was Trubisky himself.

Graham Gano signs four-year deal with Panthers - NFL.com
Carolina kicker Graham Gano won't be getting the franchise tag this year. The Panthers signed Gano to a four-year, $17 million contract on Tuesday.

Chicago Bears place transition tag on Kyle Fuller - NFL.com
Chicago is keeping a key defender with some flexibility. The Bears are using the transition tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller, allowing them to match any offer made for the 26-year-old.

Steelers use exclusive franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell - NFL.com
The Pittsburgh Steelers made the inevitable move official. The team franchise tagged running back Le'Veon Bell after failing to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before Tuesday's tag deadline.

Saints owner Tom Benson remains hospitalized - NFL.com
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson remains in the hospital and has shown signs of improving since being admitted on Feb. 21 with flu-like symptoms, the team announced Tuesday.

Patriots pick up veteran Kenny Britt's contract option - NFL.com
The Kenny Britt Experience will rage on for another season at the NFL level. Ian Rapoport reports the hot-and-cold veteran receiver was informed by the Patriots that his option has been picked up.

Franchise tag recap: Bell, Joyner among designations - NFL.com
The tag deadline has come and gone. Find out which players did (or didn't) receive the franchise tag designation before Tuesday afternoon's cutoff.

Kirk Cousins' options open; Vikings mulling QB decision - NFL.com
Despite reports that the Vikings have offered a deal to Kirk Cousins, Tom Pelissero reports the prized free agent is keeping his options open and there's no impending deal with the QB and the Vikes.

Christian McCaffrey aids in saving injured man's life - NFL.com
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was one of several people who helped save a badly injured man on a hike this past weekend.