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The Week That Was: Seahawks Go Shopping

The first week of free agency can seem like a year, so drastic are the dramas and mood swings of a fanbase pulled in a hundred different directions. For the 2007 Seahawks, it's been a full order of emotion and movement - releasing a defensive team leader, acquiring his replacement, being jilted at the altar by the best guard available (again!), and doing the Safety Dance with two new entrants.

The Seahawks had enough cap room to carry Grant Wistrom's $3.5 million salary in 2007. Team president Tim Ruskell decided Wistrom wasn't worth that figure, however, and the team released him when Wistrom refused to take a pay cut. Wistrom started 16 games for the Seahawks last season. He played his best in the playoffs, but he never had more than four sacks in a season with Seattle. Injuries...

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