Forget 4-12: Seattle Seahawks Have Turned Luck Around


Published: May 1, 2009


... just about everything has gone right.

The latest stroke of luck was being able to re-sign linebacker Leroy Hill, even after the Seahawks removed the franchise tag from him last weekend.

The deal—reportedly for six years and $38 million—means the Seahawks will have a stud trio of linebackers, perhaps through 2014. Lofa Tatupu is entering the second year of an eight-year deal, and rookie Aaron Curry is expected to sign a six-year deal as well.

The linebacker position has been on quite a roller-coaster ride this offseason. The Seahawks put the franchise tag on Hill on Feb. 19, and it looked like the Seahawks would keep the band of 'backers—Hill, Lofa Tatupu, and Julian Peterson—who had played together for the past three seasons.

But then Seattle traded Peterson to Detroit on March 14, and all of a sudden the position looked pretty precarious, with Hill still unsigned.

Things looked up again last weekend, when the Seahawks were...

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