Kennedy makes decision

Late last week, former eight-time Pro Bowler, Cortez Kennedy planned to visit the New Orleans Saints on Monday for a workout. With defensive tackle John Hand injuring his Achilles tendon the week before, the Saints were looking to move quickly. The Minnesota Vikings were interested in Kennedy as well, although he had been spotted hanging out on the Saints' sidelines during an exhibition game against the Cowboys.

Then something happened. Tez had a change of heart late last night. He decided to retire after playing a career in which he surpassed the number of Pro Bowl appearances made by Hall of Famer Steve Largent (7) and will be remembered by most as the best defensive player in Seahawks history, in addition to Kenny Easley.

Kennedy asked to be waived by the Seahawks last March so that he could play for a contending team. He was drafted as the third overall choice in the 1990 draft out of Miami and played all 11 seasons for Seattle.

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