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Former Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck announces retirement, will join ESPN

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck drops back to throw against the Carolina Panthers in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 in Seattle. The Seahawks won 31-14. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SEA141  Previous UID: 0415100526 (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)
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Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck, who led the team to its first Super Bowl appearance following the 2005 season, announced his retirement Wednesday morning and that he will join ESPN as an NFL analyst.

Hasselbeck will be part of the Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday NFL Countdown shows.

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Follow the latest news, updates and rumors on the Seahawks and the rest of the NFL as the league’s signing period begins, marking the start of free agency.

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