On the date: Steve Hutchinson given transition tag

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on February 23, 2013 – 10:38 am

Steve Hutchinson

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 23:

2005: Tim Ruskell is named president of football operations. In the first draft under Ruskell, the Seahawks would select linebackers Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill.

2006: Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson is given the transition tag rather than the franchise tag, a move that leads to him signing an offer sheet with the Vikings that the Seahawks decline to match. Hutchinson, the most-highly decorated guard in franchise history, had been voted to the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons (2003-05) and named All-Pro in 2003 and 2005.

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