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Breadfan
03-23-2006, 04:27 PM
from boston.com

March 23, 2006 Ashworth to 'Hawks

Offensive tackle Tom Ashworth, who emerged from practice squad player to starter in four seasons with the Patriots, has agreed to terms on a deal with the Seahawks today. Ashworth’s agent, Tom Mills, confirmed the agreement in principle.

The 28-year-old Ashworth appeared in 37 career regular-season games with the Patriots (30 starts). He played in 14 games in 2005, with 11 starts. Ashworth primarily shared time at right tackle with Brandon Gorin over the last two seasons.

Ashworth had also drawn interest in free agency from the Jets, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Saints and Texans.

The Patriots –- who have Matt Light, Nick Kaczur and Gorin atop the tackle depth chart -- also kept an open dialogue about the possibility of a return. Yet likely due to their personnel already in place, the team wasn't overly aggressive.

The Seahawks are an unexpected landing spot for Ashworth, because the team has two returning tackles in Sean Locklear and Walter Jones. But Seattle lost starting left guard Steve Hutchinson in free agency and was looking for reinforcements on the line. Much of Ashworth’s pro experience has come at tackle.

EXTRA POINT: On the heels of a Thursday Providence Journal report that the Patriots were close to re-signing Stephen Neal and Troy Brown, host Michael Holley of sports radio 850 WEEI in Boston said today that the Patriots have re-signed Brown.

Iceband
03-23-2006, 05:16 PM
Dang that sucks. Seattle is annoying.

Dolfan5000
03-23-2006, 05:22 PM
We had no real interest in him anymore anyway, Seattle is really going to regret spending all this money later.

JonDigital
03-23-2006, 05:24 PM
Wow open up the bank for Seattle this offseason they are dumping truckloads of money on people.

Samphin
03-23-2006, 05:34 PM
I suppose that is a good fit for them. Walter Jones will be at the LT spot. I can't even think of who their RT is right now. Perhaps Ashworth goes there. Otherwise, he will have to move to guard in order to start.

HysterikiLL
03-23-2006, 09:36 PM
Just saw it on ESPNews. Nice to see the Hawkies sweeping in and poaching another one of our potential signees. :fire: :tantrum:

playmaker1
03-25-2006, 05:05 AM
it sucks, He would have looked great in a Miami uni!

Skeet84
03-25-2006, 07:36 AM
I heard Seattle is gunna move the RT to LG and move Ashworth over to RT.