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Seahawks Don't Use Franchise Tag For 2024

As has usually been the case under general manager John Schneider, the Seahawks elected not to use the franchise tag ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.


The deadline for NFL teams to designate franchise players passed on Tuesday, and as has usually been the case in recent years, the Seahawks declined to use the franchise tag.

Since current general manager and president of football operations John Schneider and former head coach Pete Carroll took over in 2010, the Seahawks have used the franchise tag only twice, placing it on kicker Olindo Mare in 2010, and defensive end Frank Clark in 2019. Clark did not play on the franchise tag that year, with the Seahawks instead electing to trade him to Kansas City prior to the draft.

With no players being designated as a franchise player, the Seahawks have 14 players who will become unrestricted free agents next week if they don't get a deal done before the start of the new league year on March 13, a group that includes seven starters from last season: linebackers Jordyn Brooks and Bobby Wagner, guards Damien Lewis and Phil Haynes, defensive end Leonard Williams, tight end Noah Fant and center Evan Brown.

Across the league, eight players were franchised by their respective teams: Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen, Panthers outside linebacker Brain Burns, Bengals receiver Tee Higgins, Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson, Ravens defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr., Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed and Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr.

Tight end Will Dissly was drafted in the 4th round (120th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Seahawks and would go on to play six seasons in Seattle. In six seasons, Dissly totaled 127 receptions, 1,421 yards and 13 touchdowns with Seattle.

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