Interesting! Just so I'm clear -- an original round tender means that if a different team were to sign Haynes, they would owe the 'Hawks a fourth-round pick? And they would also have to beat the Seahawks' offer?

Sounds like Haynes is here to stay.

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Thank you for reading the tea leaves for us. I'm hoping you're correct about Seattle's intention to trade Jackson and pick up some draft capital. I feel strongly that the Seahawks need a real rebuild. I'm not confident they'll make the smart moves and take the down year but I hope they will.

For what it's worth, I'm not predicting the Seahawks will return to the Superbowl at any point in the foreseeable future. A lot of pieces have to land right for a rebuild to be successful, let alone Superbowl successful. Each year, only one team wins it all. But there's zero point in not trying. I can be perfectly happy to watch an exciting team that's making smart moves and doing its best, regardless of ultimate outcome. Winning it all is nothing more than the end of a journey and the start of a new one. Not unlike the end of the season for every other team.

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