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Originally published September 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified September 11, 2007 at 5:34 PM


Seahawks trade Fisher; pick up QB Frye from Cleveland

Defensive end Bryce Fisher has been traded to the Tennessee Titans for a future draft choice.

Seattle Times staff reporter

The Seahawks have traded backup defensive end Bryce Fisher and acquired a No. 3 quarterback.

Fisher has been traded to the Tennessee Titans for a future draft choice. Fisher's agent, Peter Schaffer, confirmed the deal this morning. It is unknown the specifics of the draft choice.

The Browns announced quarterback Charlie Frye was traded to the Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick. According to, which first reported the deal, indicated it was a sixth-round pick.

Frye started 19 games in his three seasons with the Browns, most recently the season-opener on Sunday against Pittsburgh. The Browns chose Frye in the third round of the 2005 draft, the same round the Seahawks chose David Greene -- the team's third-string quarterback the past two seasons.

Fisher was in his third year with the Seahawks. He signed with Seattle in 2005 as a free agent from St. Louis and led the Seahawks in sacks during their Super Bowl season. He is from Renton and attended Seattle Prep.

Fisher started at left defensive end for the Seahawks the past two years. The Seahawks signed Patrick Kerney this offseason, meaning Fisher was forced to move to the right side. Darryl Tapp won the starting spot at that end position during training camp. Fisher played both end spots in a reserve role in Sunday's victory over Tampa Bay.

This was not a trade Fisher asked for, but his agent emphasized that Fisher understands the realities of being under contract and the possibility that contract can be assigned to another team.

"The one thing that I think that everybody knows about Bryce Fisher is if you were to look in the Webster's dictionary for a professional, it's a picture of him," Schaffer said.

"His time in Seattle, as he told me, was the greatest years of his professional career because he helped the team to the Super Bowl."

Fisher did numerous activities in the community. He helped fund raise for Gilda's Club and also hosted a golf tournament each of the past two seasons.

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