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Common Threads: Top Players To Suit Up For Both The Seahawks & Commanders

With so many players playing for multiple franchises throughout their careers, here are some standouts to sport the Seahawks and Commanders jerseys.


The 5-3 Seahawks host the 4-5 Commanders in Week 10, for the 25th all-time matchup between the two franchises. Ahead of Sunday's game at Lumen Field, here are some of the top players to sport both team's threads across their careers.

RB Shaun Alexander

After joining the Seahawks as a first-round pick in the 2000 draft, Alexander went on to become Seattle's all-time leading rusher (9,429 yards), recording five straight 1,000-yard seasons between 2001-2005. In 2005, Alexander became the only player in franchise history to take home the NFL's Most Valuable Player award, also earning the AP Offensive Player of the Year award for a season in which he rushed for 1,880 yards and scored a then-NFL record 28 touchdowns. Alexander spent eight seasons with Seattle, recording 100 touchdowns on the ground and catching another 12.

In October of 2008, Alexander joined Washington via free agency. It would serve as the second and final stop in his career, appearing in four games before being released a month later. Following his release, Alexander would call it a career, earning a spot on the NFL's 2000s All-Decade team and later in the Seahawks Ring of Honor.

LB Tony Woods

University of Pittsburgh linebacker Tony Woods made history before playing a down in the NFL, becoming the last player ever drafted in the United States Football League (USFL) when he was picked by the Houston Gamblers in Round 12. The following year, Woods was selected by the Seahawks in the first round of the 1987 draft. After seven starts across 12 games as a rookie, Woods became a key contributor for Seattle. Woods recorded 543 tackles, 16 sacks, six fumble recoveries and a forced fumble across six seasons (1987-1992) before joining the Los Angeles Rams in 1993. The following year, Woods joined Washington via free agency. From 1994-1996, Woods would start 38 games, recording 109 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

CB Shawn Springs

In 1997, Seattle selected Ohio State cornerback Shawn Springs No. 3 overall, making him the highest-drafted cornerback in league history, with Jeff Okudah (2020) and Derek Stingley Jr. (2022) later joining Springs as cornerbacks to be selected third overall. Springs would earn All-Rookie honors from the Pro Football Writers of America, starting in 10 games. Across seven seasons with Seattle, Springs recorded 20 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, 55 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five recoveries.

In 2004, Springs signed with Washington via free agency, making an immediate impact. The Ohio State alum earned second-team All-Pro honors in his first season, becoming the first corner to lead his team in interceptions (5) and sacks (6.0) in league history. Springs would spend five seasons with Washington, recording 12 interceptions, 52 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and 7.0 sacks.

G Pete Kendall

With the 21st pick in the 1996 draft, Seattle selected Boston College guard Pete Kendall. Immediately, Kendall made an impact at left guard, starting 11 games as a rookie. Kendall would play 76 games across five seasons with Seattle, missing just one start in that span.

After spending three seasons each with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets, Kendall was traded to Washington in 2007. He spent his final two seasons with Washington, starting all 32 games before retiring.

DE Phillip Daniels

In 1996, Seattle selected Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Phillip Daniels in the fourth round of the draft. After appearing in 15 games as a rookie, Daniels became a starter and impact player on Seattle's defensive line. Over four seasons with the Seahawks, Daniels recorded 21.5 sacks, five forced fumbles & three recoveries in 41 starts (60 games). In 2000, Daniels signed with the Chicago Bears, starting all 59 games he played in over four seasons. In 2004, Daniels joined Washington, where he would finish his career. Over six seasons, Daniels recorded 17.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, five recoveries and 25 tackles for loss.

WR Joey Galloway

Galloway, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1995 draft, earned All-Rookie honors from the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) after catching 67 passes for 1,039 yards and seven touchdowns. It would be the first of three 1,000-yard seasons for Galloway in Seattle, finishing with 283 receptions, 4,457 yards and 37 touchdowns across five seasons in the Pacific-Northwest.

In 2000, Seattle agreed to a trade dealing Galloway to the Dallas Cowboys in a trade for draft picks that would produce running back Shaun Alexander and receiver Koren Robinson. In four seasons with Dallas, Galloway recorded 151 receptions for 2,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. Galloway would once again be traded in 2004, this time to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 35-years-old, Galloway recorded his fourth 1,000-yard season (1,287) in 2004, going on to do the same in 2005 (1,057) and 2006 (1,014). Galloway spent five seasons in Tampa Bay before joining the New England Patriots in 2009. After appearing in 12 games with New England, Galloway joined Washington in 2010, playing the final 10 games of his career.

The Seahawks are set to take on the Washington Commanders in Week 10. Check out some of the best players to play for both the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders

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