Seahawks Franchise LeRoy Hill

According to John Clayton of ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks have applied the franchise tag to linebacker Leroy Hill. The Seahawks made the move despite the fact that Hill was arrested last month for marijuana possession.  If/when he’s convicted of the offense (or if he pleads guilty), he’ll likely be suspended for one game under the NFL’s substance abuse policy. As the franchise player at linebacker, Hill will be eligible for a one-year contract with a salary in the amount of $8.304 million.