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Old 04-30-2009, 10:05 PM   #870
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Report: Seahawks Strike Deal With Leroy Hill
Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 30, 2009, 9:48 p.m.
Less than a week after the Seattle Seahawks lifted the franchise tag on linebacker Leroy Hill, the NFC West club struck a deal with him tonight on a six-year, $38 million contract, according to John Clayton of ESPN.com.

The contract reportedly includes $15.5 million in guaranteed money, and it follows Seahawks coach Jim Mora forecasting in a radio interview earlier today that a deal is imminent.

Per the report, Hillís deal includes a specific addendum to the contract language that would allow him to keep his guaranteed money even if he is possibly suspended by the NFL as a consequence of a recent off-field incident involving possession of marijuana.

Citing a source, Clayton reports that Hill is now assured of receiving that money regardless of whether he is disciplined by the league.

Hill received $2 million more over the course of the entire deal than the six-year offer he declined to sign before having the tag rescinded.
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