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Seahawks unlikely to use franchise tag in 2024 offseason

Today is the first day that NFL teams can designate players for franchise or transition tags. Historically, the Seahawks have not done so often. Their most recent one was used on former defensive end Frank Clark back in 2019 and that was nine years after the previous tag on kicker Olindo Mare.

This year fans should expect more of the same, as there are no good candidates on the roster to get the tag. The only possibly-maybe-sort-of-but-probably-not option would be defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who should be the team’s top priority to re-sign this offseason.

If the two sides can’t work out a deal by the deadline then it might have been worth tagging Williams at the usual price for interior defensive linemen. However, because the Giants already used two franchise tags on Williams the price would be significantly higher than usual, totaling a $36 million cap hit in 2024.

That’s just too big of a price tag for any player who’s not a franchise quarterback. Re-signing Williams to a multi-year contract won’t be cheap, but it definitely won’t cost that much annually.

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