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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

March 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

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Report: Steve Hutchinson to Tennessee

Former Seahawks guard Steve Hutchinson will remain just that: a former Seahawk.

Hutchinson has agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN's John Clayton. He will sign a three-year contract.

The Seahawks had hosted Hutchinson on a free-agent visit on Wednesday, which quickly became a hot-button topic considering his history with the team. Hutchinson was a former first-round pick by Seattle, who played his first five seasons with the franchise and made three Pro Bowls.

He left -- controversially -- as a free agent, signing an offer sheet with the Minnesota Vikings that backed the Seahawks into a corner.

Hutchinson's visit coincided with Seattle's decision to release Robert Gallery -- the latest veteran Seattle signed to fill the left guard spot Hutchinson once held down -- leading many to conclude that Hutchinson might be on his way back.

Nope. It was Paul McQuistan's agreement to re-sign that was the trigger for Seattle's decision to release Gallery. Now, Hutchinson is on his way to Tennessee.

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And Clayton was "sure" Hutch would sign here yesterday. Lol. MORE
Hutch landed in Seattle and its rained the whole time he was here... can you blame him... MORE
Hutch was not going to be the answer. He is on the downward slide of his career... MORE

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