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Holmgren not going to Seahawks

Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have said that Mike Holmgren will not rejoin the team.

The Seahawks talked with Holmgren over the weekend about a senior leadership position.

“After a series of respectful discussions, Mike has declined our offer to rejoin the team given the structure we proposed,” Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke said in a statement. “We hold Mike in high regard and wish the Holmgren family the very best with their new horizons.”

The 61-year-old Holmgren won a Super Bowl with the Packers and led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance as a head coach.

“I sincerely thank Paul Allen and Tod for all their support over the years,” Holmgren said in a statement. “I thank them for reaching out to me and we conclude these discussions as friends.”