Hasselbeck Signs, Alexander Tagged

Nobody knows better than a diehard fan that the Seattle Seahawks just aren't the Seattle Seahawks without keeping everyone on the edge of their seats down to the final minute.

The Seahawks and QB Matt Hasselbeck have come to terms with the quarterback signing a 6-year, $47 million-dollar contract today.

Hasselbeck spoke at a press conference today confirming the deal.

"Sunday night I pretty much stayed up all night talking to (agent) David Dunn and Mike Reinfeldt, and I would like to thank David and Mike for getting this done," said Hasselbeck. "This is a first-class team all the way and I'm very excited. Coach Holmgren put the pressure on a little bit, and I would like to thank him too. I see great things in the future for this organization and this team."

A voice mail was left on Shaun Alexander's answering machine confirming that the franchise tag has been placed on him as was speculated.

Alexander would have otherwise been a Free Agent on March 2nd, and too many sources close to both sides insist Alexander has played his final down wearing a Seahawks uniform.

The team's two-month-old search for a team president finally came to an end today with the hiring of Atlanta assistant general manager Tim Ruskell.

Ruskell worked in Atlanta last year after a long tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which he worked for Bucs GM Rich McKay. Terms of Ruskell's contract will be announced by the team later today but it is thought that he signed a five year deal that will pay him between $1.5 and $2 million per year.

Finally, it is being reported that the Seahawks fired GM Bob Ferguson late Monday as well.

Keep checking back with Seahawks.NET as further contract details and any other relevant team news becomes available.

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