In the lead item in Greg Bedard’s “Football Notes” column in The Boston Globe, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck discusses his “old-school” off-season and his hope to remain in Seattle. “I’m definitely hopeful that I’ll be able to stay in Seattle, but at the same time I understand the first thing’s got to happen first and that’s definitely reaching some kind of labor agreement,” said Hasselbeck.
Following the season, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider said they hoped to have Hasselbeck back in 2011 but talks between the club and David Dunn, Hasselbeck’s agent, failed to produce a new contract. Once there’s a resolution to the labor situation, barring a grace period for teams to resume negotiations with their own free agents, Hasselbeck will hit the unrestricted free agent market. Hasselbeck earned $6.75 million in total compensation in 2010, the final year of a six-year, $48 million extension signed in February of 2005.
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