The Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Leroy Hill have agreed to terms to a multi-year deal, the team announced this afternoon.
Hill, Seattle’s second of two third round picks (98th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, has started 50 of 56 career games, totaling 321 tackles (237 solo), 13.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his career.
It appears the Seattle Seahawks strategy of rescinding the franchise tag on Hill in order to speed up negotiations with the 26-year-old linebacker paid off.
In an interview with KJR-AM’s Mitch Levy this morning, Seattle head coach Jim Mora said he felt a deal with Hill was just a matter of time.
“My belief in talking to Leroy as much as I have is that he’ll be wearing a Seattle Seahawk uniform next year,” Mora said. “I feel very confident of that."