Red Bryant stays in Seattle

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The Seattle Seahawks will not lose defensive lineman Red Bryant in free agency.

Bryant, who started all 16 games and had an excellent season in Seattle last season, has re-signed with the team, according to NFL Network.

There was talk early this month that the Seahawks would use the franchise tag to keep Bryant, but they ultimately decided to let him test the market. Apparently all Bryant needed was an hour or two of freedom to decide that the best place for him was Seattle. And so the Seahawks are keeping one of their top defensive players.

Bryant is No. 45 on our Free Agency Hot 100.