Leroy Hill took a real trim to remain in Seattle

Back in the spring, when Leroy Hill was sorting through legal issues, the Seattle Seahawks told him not to show up at the team’s facility. His future with the club looked shaky on a good day, bleak on a bad day.

Now, it appears that Hill has those issues behind him and the Seahawks want the veteran linebacker for the 2010 season. But it’s going to be at their price. Not his. Hill was entering the second year of a five-year contract but that has been changed as Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times details.

Hill was to receive a base salary of $6 million this season. Now, he will make $2.125 million. It’s a steep cut but apparently it is the price you pay for following up a marijuana arrest with a domestic violence rap. Hill can make up to $3 million this season with incentives and then his contract with the Seahawks is over and he will be a free agent.

“Both sides just felt like we could come up with a solution," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. "Leroy's representatives did a nice job of figuring out a solution for the situation that Leroy was involved in.”

If Hill plays well, perhaps he can continue with the Seahawks. This seems like the best solution though for the team. It protects them longterm and gives the Seahawks a quality player for this season.

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