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Seahawks Make Qualifying Offers To Four Restricted Free Agents

The Seahawks tendered qualifying offers to four restricted free agents ahead of the start of the new league year.

The Seahawks made moves to make sure four of their restricted free agents didn't become unrestricted free agents when the new league year began Wednesday, tendering qualifying offers to tight end Jacob Hollister, center Joey Hunt, receiver David Moore and defensive end Branden Jackson.

The Seahawks used a second-round tender on Hollister, meaning if he were to sign an offer sheet with another team that the Seahawks declined to match, Seattle would get a second-round pick as compensation. The Seahawks used original-round tenders on Joey Hunt and David Moore, meaning if Hunt were to sign elsewhere, Seattle would receive a sixth-round pick, and if Moore were to leave, Seattle would get a seventh-rounder since Moore was drafted in the final round. The Seahawks used the right of first refusal tender on Jackson, meaning they would have a chance to match an offer form another team, but would receive no draft compensation if they declined to match.

The Seahawks did not make qualifying offers to cornerback Jeremy Boykins, cornerback Kalan Reed, guard Jordan Simmons and tight end Tyrone Swoopes, meaning all four became unrestricted free agents as of 1 p.m. today.

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