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Hawks give Hauschka $9.15 million

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

Kicker Steven Hauschka signs three-year deal with Seahawks. (Associated Press)
Kicker Steven Hauschka signs three-year deal with Seahawks. (Associated Press)

Kicker Steven Hauschka was so accurate last season for the Seattle Seahawks, head coach Pete Carroll labeled him, “Hausch Money.”

Hauschka took some money from the house Monday.

After making 95.4 percent of his field-goal attempts last season, the Seahawks signed Hauschka to a three-year deal, worth a reported $9.15 million, with $3.35 million guaranteed.

Not a bad deal for a man who went to Middlebury College in Vermont to become a dentist. He began kicking his sophomore season at Middlebury after being cut from the soccer team.

Hauschka was 41 of 43 on the season, including the playoffs. He had a kick blocked and returned for a touchdown against Indianapolis. His other miss came at the end of a bad exchange and hold between the long snapper and holder against Arizona. Outside of the block, Hauschka was 14 of 14 from 40-plus yards.

The Seahawks have four remaining unrestricted free agents: tight end Kellen Davis, offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, fullback Michael Robinson and defensive end O’Brien Schofield. Schofield had a deal with the New York Giants prior to failing a physical, which put him back on the free agent market.



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