Seahawks not using franchise tag on Steven Hauschka


The Seattle Seahawks are not going to use the franchise tag on kicker Steven Hauschka.

Hauschka, 28, is coming off another strong season but the Seahawks are not going to give up the guaranteed $3.556 million it would have cost on the tag.

Seattle is having to deal with the burden of their success. With new contract needed for many of their players the Seahawks and general manager John Schneider know that kicker is one of the NFL’s most replaceable positions.