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Hasselbeck won’t re-sign with Seahawks

Danny O'Neil Seattle Times
SEATTLE — Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will not re-sign with the Seahawks, the Seattle Times has learned. Hasselbeck, who has been with the Seahawks since 2001, is an unrestricted free agent. After the NFL lockout ended Monday, teams were told they could begin negotiating with free agents at 7 a.m. PDT on Tuesday. The Seahawks were one of five teams talking with Hasselbeck, in addition to Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee and Miami. Tuesday afternoon, the Times learned the Seahawks were no longer a consideration. The Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck earlier this year before the lockout, but the sides could not reach an agreement. Hasselbeck’s chance to return evaporated Tuesday after the Seahawks apparently reached an agreement to acquire another quarterback. It appears that quarterback will be Tarvaris Jackson, a former second-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings. He is an unrestricted free agent and in Minnesota played for Darrell Bevell, who is now Seattle’s offensive coordinator. The Seahawks were previously interested in Kevin Kolb of Philadelphia. They inquired about him last year before trading for Charlie Whitehurst. The Eagles are expected to trade Kolb before the season begins, but he is not the quarterback Seattle was acquiring.
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