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Mr. Kotter
04-26-2009, 06:55 PM
Drafting Curry, they must have decided the guy they slapped with a franchise tag....isn't worth the cash they were gonna have to pay him.

Stock-piling LBs is a priority for 3-4 teams....especially one so weak at LB, like us.

THOUGHTS on this guy??? :shrug:


JoeSeahawk???? :hmmm:


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4101934

Seattle pulls Hill's franchise tag

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By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks withdrew the franchise designation from linebacker Leroy Hill after drafting Wake Forest's Aaron Curry with the fourth overall choice.


The move, confirmed by the team, makes Hill a free agent. The one-year, $8.3 million franchise offer no longer exists.

Hill, a third-round choice in 2005, had refused to sign the offer while attempting to negotiate a lucrative long-term deal. He skipped voluntary minicamp practices recently.

Curry is expected to get at least $25 million guaranteed in his new contract.

Saturday, Seahawks president and general manager Tim Ruskell said he was still in negotiations for a long-term deal with Hill.

Coach Jim Mora marveled after selecting Curry that the team's defense now has, along with Lofa Tatupu, "three good, young linebackers who are all impact-type players and it is an exciting group. It will be fun to watch them grow together."

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-26-2009, 06:57 PM
He's not a fit for the 3-4 at all unless he play's Johnson's spot.

cabletech94
04-26-2009, 06:58 PM
why not bring him in.....




.....first in. What do I win?

cabletech94
04-26-2009, 06:58 PM
I don't really mean it.

SBK
04-26-2009, 06:59 PM
He's not a fit for the 3-4 at all unless he play's Johnson's spot.

If he can tackle he'd be an upgrade. :D

Mecca
04-26-2009, 07:00 PM
Seattle is retarded, you draft Curry release him.

Talk about a spinning your wheels move.

keg in kc
04-26-2009, 07:01 PM
Makes total sense. All you need is Curry. Curry is all you need.

The Bad Guy
04-26-2009, 07:03 PM
I really think DJ could be effective as an OLB in the 3-4. DJ, Hill, Thomas, Vrabel.

Basileus777
04-26-2009, 07:03 PM
Seattle is retarded, you draft Curry release him.

Talk about a spinning your wheels move.

I totally agree. They should have taken Sanchez or Monroe.

Micjones
04-26-2009, 07:04 PM
Sign him up Scotty!

htismaqe
04-26-2009, 07:04 PM
ROFL

Seattle takes Curry at #4 and then releases a guy that EARNED his money.

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-26-2009, 07:05 PM
I totally agree. They should have taken Sanchez or Monroe.

Other than botching their most important pick, they had a fucking hell of a draft, and picked up Denver's 1 next year.

Mr_Tomahawk
04-26-2009, 07:06 PM
Dont know much about LeRoy Hill....what good is he? Didn't Seattle run a 4-3?

Short Leash Hootie
04-26-2009, 07:06 PM
I really think DJ could be effective as an OLB in the 3-4. DJ, Hill, Thomas, Vrabel.
NOPE NOT ACCORDING TO MECCA JENKINS!

DAMN YOU!

Basileus777
04-26-2009, 07:07 PM
Other than botching their most important pick, they had a fucking hell of a draft, and picked up Denver's 1 next year.
I still can't believe Denver made that trade. It's almost Ricky Williams bad, a likely top 10 pick for #37.

The Bad Guy
04-26-2009, 07:08 PM
NOPE NOT ACCORDING TO MECCA JENKINS!

DAMN YOU!

He was actually pretty effective when his hand was on the ground. He knocked the ever living hell out of Rivers in SD in 2007.

Mecca
04-26-2009, 07:08 PM
LeRoy Hill is better than DJ so if you want to sign him and try DJ outside go for it.

Short Leash Hootie
04-26-2009, 07:09 PM
LeRoy Hill is better than DJ so if you want to sign him and try DJ outside go for it.

Phew!

I'm forwarding this to Pioli so he knows he has your ok.

Basileus777
04-26-2009, 07:09 PM
LeRoy Hill is better than DJ so if you want to sign him and try DJ outside go for it.

Watching DJ try to take on OT's rushing the passer all game long would be a nightmare.

milkman
04-26-2009, 07:10 PM
With Curry going to Seattle, I can't help but think of Brian Bosworth.

This smells so much like Bosworth.

Mecca
04-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Watching DJ try to take on OT's rushing the passer all game long would be a nightmare.

I'm not going to disagree with you but I wouldn't let DJ keep me from bringing in Hill who is just as young and alot better.

Basileus777
04-26-2009, 07:11 PM
With Curry going to Seattle, I can't help but think of Brian Bosworth.

This smells so much like Bosworth.

I don't think he'll live up to #4 overall, but I don't see Curry busting.

Short Leash Hootie
04-26-2009, 07:12 PM
I don't think he'll live up to #4 overall, but I don't see Curry busting.

according to the drafturbators...

he could go to 10 straight pro bowls and still wouldn't be worth a top 5 pick.

So yeah...living up to that #4 might prove difficult.

Basileus777
04-26-2009, 07:12 PM
I'm not going to disagree with you but I wouldn't let DJ keep me from bringing in Hill who is just as young and alot better.

Is DJ a free agent after this season? He might not even be in this teams future, which would make signing Hill make more sense.

Mr_Tomahawk
04-26-2009, 07:13 PM
Dont know much about LeRoy Hill....what good is he? Didn't Seattle run a 4-3?

Anyone? :shrug:

milkman
04-26-2009, 07:14 PM
I don't think he'll live up to #4 overall, but I don't see Curry busting.

Bosworth really wasn't all that bad for the Seahawks, but he was expected to be the savior of that franchise, and he's remembered for that Bo Jackson run.

The fact is, he was a bust because he never lived up to the hype, but he was a solid player.

Mr. Kotter
04-26-2009, 07:15 PM
Seattle is retarded, you draft Curry release him.

Talk about a spinning your wheels move.


This is probably their way of saying, we still want you....but we don't think you are worth that Franchise tender we are forced to offer you--but you haven't signed yet. Heh!

I can't imagine this will endear the Seahawks to Hill.... :hmmm:

DeezNutz
04-26-2009, 07:16 PM
Bosworth really wasn't all that bad for the Seahawks, but he was expected to be the savior of that franchise, and he's remembered for that Bo Jackson run.

The fact is, he was a bust because he never lived up to the hype, but he was a solid player.

He would have been fine if he would have just kept juicing.

milkman
04-26-2009, 07:17 PM
This is probably their way of saying, we still want you....but we don't think you are worth that Franchise tender we are forced to offer you--but you haven't signed yet. Heh!

I can't imagine this will endear the Seahawks to Hill.... :hmmm:

They'll end up signing Curry for more than they would have signed Hill for, and it wouldn't be prudent to sign both to big contracts.

Mr. Kotter
04-26-2009, 07:44 PM
They'll end up signing Curry for more than they would have signed Hill for, and it wouldn't be prudent to sign both to big contracts.

I can see the dilemma, but word is they are still working on putting something together.... :hmmm:

beer bacon
04-26-2009, 07:44 PM
I remember being real impressed with Hill his first season when he had a bunch of sacks. It looks like he hasn't had many since then. I don't know if he would fit as an OLB. Do we have a spot for him on the inside?

EyePod
04-26-2009, 07:53 PM
4-3 LB?

thurman merman
04-26-2009, 08:24 PM
why not bring him in.....




.....first in. What do I win?

a sticker that says "not funny or original"?

Joe Seahawk
04-26-2009, 08:25 PM
Hill is an excellent linebacker, very good at rushing the passer, I do not want to lose him and hope the Seahawks find a way to keep him. The franchise number for a LB is something like 8 mil? I think ruskell is gambling that we can re sign him at less than the franchise number..

He did have a little trouble in the offseason, the cops found him asleep at the wheel of his 70's era pontiac in the middle of an intersection.. :doh!: Ruskell hates stuff like that.

Anyway, he's a great LB and I hope we find a way to re-sign him..

thurman merman
04-26-2009, 08:25 PM
Phew!

I'm forwarding this to Pioli so he knows he has your ok.

ROFL

Joe Seahawk
04-26-2009, 08:57 PM
January 24, 2009 6:46 PM
Details of Leroy Hill's arrest
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested for marijuana possession early on Saturday morning in the metro Atlanta area. Sergeant Dwayne Taylor of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said that several 9-1-1 calls were made by citizens who observed a vehicle with the driver asleep at the intersection.

"One of the deputies found Mr. Leroy Hill passed out behind the wheel," Taylor said. "He smelled marijuana coming from Mr. Hill's car."

Hill was the only one in the car, which was a 1975 Buick Electra.

The deputy asked to search Hill's car, Hill consented to a search. The deputy found two bags of marijuana in a bookbag on the passenger seat. Hill was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession because the amount is less than an ounce.

He also was charged with a traffic violation and an equipment violation because a brakelight was out.

Check out his ride.. wtf?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/310436915_8f399653e9.jpg?v=0

HemiEd
04-26-2009, 09:36 PM
Check out his ride.. wtf?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/310436915_8f399653e9.jpg?v=0
Nice looking old Buick, bet none of his friends have one. Glad go see it is not all dubbed out.

Mr. Kotter
04-26-2009, 09:42 PM
Hill is an excellent linebacker, very good at rushing the passer, I do not want to lose him and hope the Seahawks find a way to keep him. The franchise number for a LB is something like 8 mil? I think ruskell is gambling that we can re sign him at less than the franchise number..

He did have a little trouble in the offseason, the cops found him asleep at the wheel of his 70's era pontiac in the middle of an intersection.. :doh!: Ruskell hates stuff like that.

Anyway, he's a great LB and I hope we find a way to re-sign him..

Thanks, Joe. Frankly, I'm hoping....if he fits our new scheme, that Pioli has him on a plane to KC tomorrow. If he's as good as you say, we could sure use him. Just make sure he doesn't end up in Denver, Oakland, or San Diego....okay?

:p

As for that 70's Pontiac....maybe it's nostalgia, from his childhood....that ride looks like a lot of the ones from my neighborhood back in the day....

;)

Frankie
04-26-2009, 09:45 PM
I have not read the replies. Did anyone mention this guy has had an arrest and wants $36 mil?

raybec 4
04-26-2009, 09:48 PM
Nice looking old Buick, bet none of his friends have one. Glad go see it is not all dubbed out.

Yep I think it's a pretty sweet hooptie myself.

nathanKent
04-26-2009, 09:54 PM
Hill is a rush LB who forgot how to rush after his rookie season. He'd fit in well here.

Joe Seahawk
04-26-2009, 10:47 PM
The Seahawks are apparently trying to get him signed.. I hope we do.

April 26, 2009 7:27 PM
Update: Seahawks negotiations with Leroy Hill
Posted by Danny O'Neil
I'll have to be brief right now so I can finish up my writing for Monday's print edition of the newspaper, but wanted to stop by and say president Tim Ruskell said the team intends to continue negotiating with linebacker Hill on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Todd France -- Leroy Hill's agent -- told the Associated Press that negotiations are ongoing.

Ruskell said the franchise tag was withdrawn because it had become an impediment to reaching a long-term deal. He was asked if Hill was upset at the team's decision to withdraw the franchise tag. Ruskell referred the question to coach Jim Mora, who said he spoke with Hill on Sunday morning. He said that Hill might have been a little shaken up, but still expressed a desire to get a deal done with Seattle.

That's going to have to happen sooner rather than later since he is now an unrestricted free agent.

swayy07
04-27-2009, 12:27 AM
i think he has a good chance of coming to kc since we should be singing a couple more linebackers now anyway. but i think the only thing that might keep him from signing is wether or not he fits pioli/haley's mold for a player AKA is he a bill parcells kinda guy.

MoreLemonPledge
04-27-2009, 04:44 AM
Since nobody's actually confirmed it, yes, Seattle is a 4-3 team. Hill played OLB.

Games Solo Tackles Assists Sacks INT Fumble Rec. (forced)
2008 12 63 21 1 0 0 (0)
2007 14 58 23 3 0 1 for TD (3)
2006 15 70 22 2 0 1 (1)
2005 15 51 22 7 0 0 (2)

kysirsoze
04-27-2009, 04:49 AM
He's not a fit for the 3-4 at all unless he play's Johnson's spot.

Aw man... NObody fits a GD 3-4.

Is this some kind of fairy tale defense or what!?! Does it even exist??

We are doomed.

HMc
04-27-2009, 04:56 AM
Nice looking old Buick, bet none of his friends have one. Glad go see it is not all dubbed out.

That's just a random one from google images, i'd be willing to bet.

Mr. Kotter
04-27-2009, 07:04 AM
Since nobody's actually confirmed it, yes, Seattle is a 4-3 team. Hill played OLB.

Games Solo Tackles Assists Sacks INT Fumble Rec. (forced)
2008 12 63 21 1 0 0 (0)
2007 14 58 23 3 0 1 for TD (3)
2006 15 70 22 2 0 1 (1)
2005 15 51 22 7 0 0 (2)

Decent, but not eye-popping numbers from an OLB.

Seattle thought enough of him to franchise him though....so I'm thinking he'd be at least the second best LB on our roster, and that's IF we were to give DJ the benefit of the doubt.

Mr. Krab
04-30-2009, 10:56 AM
i wonder why his sack totals just dropped off the charts after his 1st year?


<table class="datatablecell" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="datatablehead SEAcolors"><td colspan="17">Career Stats more (http://www.nfl.com/players/leroyhill/careerstats?id=HIL494613) </td> </tr><tr class="datatabledatahead"> <td rowspan="2">Season</td> <td rowspan="2">Team</td> <td colspan="2">
</td> <td colspan="5">Tackles</td> <td colspan="6">Interceptions</td> <td colspan="2">Fumbles</td> </tr> <tr class="datatabledatahead"> <td>G</td> <td>GS</td> <td>Total</td> <td>Solo</td> <td>Ast</td> <td>Sck</td> <td>SFTY</td> <td>PDef</td> <td>Int</td> <td>Yds</td> <td>Avg</td> <td>Lng</td> <td>TDs</td> <td>FUM</td> <td>Lost</td> </tr> <tr class="" onmouseout="this.className=''" onmouseover="this.className='over'"> <td> 2008 </td> <td> Seattle Seahawks (http://www.nfl.com/teams/seattleseahawks/profile?team=SEA) </td> <td> 12 </td> <td> 12 </td> <td>84</td> <td>63</td> <td>21</td> <td>1.0</td> <td>--</td> <td>3</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>0.0</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr onmouseout="this.className='rowAlt'" onmouseover="this.className='over'" class="rowAlt"> <td> 2007 </td> <td> Seattle Seahawks (http://www.nfl.com/teams/seattleseahawks/profile?team=SEA) </td> <td> 14 </td> <td> 14 </td> <td>81</td> <td>58</td> <td>23</td> <td>3.0</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>0.0</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr class="" onmouseout="this.className=''" onmouseover="this.className='over'"> <td> 2006 </td> <td> Seattle Seahawks (http://www.nfl.com/teams/seattleseahawks/profile?team=SEA) </td> <td> 15 </td> <td> 15 </td> <td>92</td> <td>70</td> <td>22</td> <td>2.0</td> <td>--</td> <td>2</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>0.0</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr onmouseout="this.className='rowAlt'" onmouseover="this.className='over'" class="rowAlt"> <td> 2005 </td> <td> Seattle Seahawks (http://www.nfl.com/teams/seattleseahawks/profile?team=SEA) </td> <td> 15 </td> <td> 9 </td> <td>72</td> <td>51</td> <td>21</td> <td>7.5</td> <td>--</td> <td>2</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>0.0</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> <td>--</td> </tr> <tr class="datatabledatahead"> <td colspan="4" class="bold" style="text-align: right;">TOTAL</td> <td> 329</td> <td>242</td> <td>87</td> <td>13.5</td> <td>0</td> <td>11</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>--</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td></tr></tbody></table>

Mr. Krab
04-30-2009, 11:02 AM
Seattle pushes ahead after pulling Hill's tag

<dl class="byline"> Sports Digest <dd> April 28, 2009</dd></dl> <!-- sphereit start --> The Seattle Seahawks (http://www.baltimoresun.com/topic/sports/seattle-seahawks-ORSPT000058.topic) brought back veteran cornerback Ken Lucas (http://www.baltimoresun.com/topic/politics/ken-lucas-PEPLT004024.topic) and signed free-agent fullback Justin Griffith with one-year contracts, about two hours after team president Tim Ruskell said the Seahawks are having "just conversations" with linebacker Leroy Hill's agent on a possible long-term deal. Seattle rescinded its 2009 franchise tag on Hill hours after it selected outside linebacker Aaron Curry fourth overall in the NFL (http://www.baltimoresun.com/topic/sports/football/nfl-ORSPT000007.topic) draft. That made Hill a free agent instead of guaranteeing him $8.3 million in Seattle.

Redskins (http://www.baltimoresun.com/topic/sports/football/washington-redskins-ORSPT000226.topic): At his charity golf tournament in Potomac Falls, Va., starting quarterback Jason Campbell said "it definitely was a shock when I started hearing Sanchez talk," referring to the team's desire to draft former Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez was selected by the New York Jets (http://www.baltimoresun.com/topic/sports/football/new-york-jets-ORSPT000199.topic). ... Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, a former Heisman Trophy finalist who wasn't chosen in the NFL draft, agreed to terms with Washington.

Micjones
04-30-2009, 11:05 AM
Go get this guy Scott. He upgrades your Linebacking corps immediately.

ChiefRon
04-30-2009, 11:17 AM
Just heard on Sirius that Mora said they "were close to reaching a long-term deal" with him, sorry no link.

I have no idea y he would want to go back there, they run a 4-3 and he would probably be a backup behind Curry.

Not sure if we are even interested, maybe they don't think he would fit in our scheme? Too expensive?

CupidStunt
04-30-2009, 11:18 AM
Just heard on Sirius that Mora said they "were close to reaching a long-term deal" with him, sorry no link.

I have no idea y he would want to go back there, they run a 4-3 and he would probably be a backup behind Curry.

Not sure if we are even interested, maybe they don't think he would fit in our scheme? Too expensive?

He'd be their starting WLB. Not sure where you get him being a backup from.

HemiEd
04-30-2009, 11:28 AM
That's just a random one from google images, i'd be willing to bet.

Well, in that case, I recend my comment. :D

MoreLemonPledge
04-30-2009, 11:32 AM
Just heard on Sirius that Mora said they "were close to reaching a long-term deal" with him, sorry no link.

I have no idea y he would want to go back there, they run a 4-3 and he would probably be a backup behind Curry.

Not sure if we are even interested, maybe they don't think he would fit in our scheme? Too expensive?

Per Rotoworld:

Coach Jim Mora said on KJR Radio in Seattle Thursday that the Seahawks are close to re-signing OLB LeRoy Hill.
The Seahawks removed Hill's franchise tag on draft weekend, but never let him out of their sights. "My belief in talking to LeRoy as much as I have is that he’ll be wearing a Seattle Seahawk uniform," Mora said. "I feel very confident of that." The Seahawks offered Hill $36 million over six seasons this winter, but his market value has dropped since then.



On a side note, I'm going to put a random capital letter in my first name.

Delano
04-30-2009, 07:49 PM
<table width="630" border="0"><tbody><tr><td width="80%">Seahawks | Agree to terms with L. Hill
</td><td width="20%">
</td></tr></tbody></table>Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:56:44 -0700 The NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) Network reports the Seattle Seahawks (http://www.kffl.com/team/33/nfl) have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with unrestricted free-agent LB LeRoy Hill (http://www.kffl.com/player/11377/nfl). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ChiefRon
04-30-2009, 07:53 PM
<table width="630" border="0"><tbody><tr><td width="80%">Seahawks | Agree to terms with L. Hill
</td><td width="20%">
</td></tr></tbody></table>Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:56:44 -0700 The NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) Network reports the Seattle Seahawks (http://www.kffl.com/team/33/nfl) have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with unrestricted free-agent LB LeRoy Hill (http://www.kffl.com/player/11377/nfl). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

6yrs, 38mil per espn
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4118907

Raised On Riots
04-30-2009, 07:59 PM
NOPE NOT ACCORDING TO MECCA JENKINS!

DAMN YOU!

Phew!

I'm forwarding this to Pioli so he knows he has your ok.

according to the drafturbators...

he could go to 10 straight pro bowls and still wouldn't be worth a top 5 pick.

So yeah...living up to that #4 might prove difficult.


"Today, the Chiefs signed unrestricted free agent LeRoy Hill. All across the Chiefs Nation, fans danced naked in their offices and living rooms with their dorks in one hand, and a cup of Kool-Aid in the other while shouting "Hootie Rules"! "Hootie was right"!, and "Praise the Lord Our God Jesus GM"!

Better? Better!?:spock:

Fritz88
04-30-2009, 08:14 PM
Forget him. He signed with SEA.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AhLx2jSkDvoDswJDfUC9wrlDubYF?slug=ap-seahawks-hill&prov=ap&type=lgns

MoreLemonPledge
04-30-2009, 08:23 PM
Forget him. He signed with SEA.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AhLx2jSkDvoDswJDfUC9wrlDubYF?slug=ap-seahawks-hill&prov=ap&type=lgns

Yep. Fun(?) while it lasted.