Seahawks: Jones agrees seven-year deal
by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Seahawks' left tackle Walter Jones has agreed to a seven-year contract, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Jones had been the Seahawks' franchise player for the past three seasons. Now that Jones is under contract, team officials are free to use the franchise tag on free agent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck or running back Shaun Alexander.
Does this mean Jones will actually report for training camp? He's become somewhat famous for holding out during training camp and keeping in shape by pushing automobiles around his property. Either way, this is a significant signing for the Hawks, as they now have a chance to keep both Hasselbeck and Alexander. Hasselbeck has stated several times that he wants to stay in Seattle, so don't be surprised if he inks a new contract and leaves the franchise tag for Alexander.
Woo-hoo! Can't wait to draft Koren Robinson now!