On this date: Another Blades is signed

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on March 6:

1975: John Thompson is named the team’s first general manager. Thompson had been executive director of the NFL Management Council.

1997: Bennie Blades, a Pro Bowl safety from the Lions, signs with the Seahawks – where he joins his younger brother, Brian, who would rank No. 2 on the team’s all-time reception list by the time he retired after the 1998 season. Bennie starts nine games for the Seahawks before an injury ends his career.

1998: Brian Habib, a guard on the Broncos’ Super Bowl championship team, agrees to sign with the Seahawks in free agency.

2006: Shaun Alexander is re-signed to a multiyear contract, after being voted league MVP and leading the league in rushing and touchdowns in 2005.


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