1997: On Valentine’s Day, Chad Brown signs a sweetheart of a free-agent contract with the Seahawks. The former Pro Bowl linebacker from the Steelers would be voted to two more Pro Bowls and lead the Seahawks in tackles for three consecutive seasons during his eight-season stint with the Seahawks. When he left after the 2004 season, Brown ranked fourth in franchise history in tackles (744) and fifth in sacks (48), as well as third in fumble recoveries (13) and first in fumble-return yards (96) and fumble returns for touchdowns (3). He also was voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team.
1999: Sean Dawkins is signed in free agency. He would share the team lead in receptions in 2000 with Ricky Watters.