The contract Alexander signed is not the tender. It contains language that prohibits the Seahawks from franchising Alexander at the end of this season, and if Alexander plays out the season, he can become an unrestricted free agent.
thought that part was interesting
The Seahawks and Alexander's agents are still planning to talk about a long-term deal, which is what Alexander sought in the first place and threatened to miss camp and regular-season time if such a deal was not agreed to.
If no long-term deal is reached by the end of this season, Alexander can hit the free-agent market and go wherever he chooses.
i think SA handled the situation pretty well.