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Team Report: Seattle
Lindell was wooed by a four-year, $4.2 million offer from the Bills, which included $1.2 million in bonuses.
As Lindell was a restricted free agent, the Hawks had the right to match the offer. They had tendered Lindell the minimum one-year deal for $605,000.
Lindell's efforts as a field-goal kicker were not the problem in Seattle, as he connected on nearly 75 percent of his attempts.
Last season, Lindell made 23 of 29 field goals. He has had six game-winning field goals and made seven of 12 attempts from 50 yards or longer.
However, his kickoffs routinely failed to reach or even near the end zone, a liability for a team that was ranked 28th in total defense.
Seattle gets no compensation for the loss of Lindell since he was undrafted out of Washington State.
The Hawks may now look at Mike Hollis, like Lindell a native of the state of Washington, as a replacement candidate. Hollis had been considered by the Bills before they made the offer to Lindell.
The Seahawks' special teams will not be entirely without returning "specialists," however, as long snapper J.P. Darche, a restricted free agent, signed a four-year contract to return to Seattle.
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