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Sources: Peterson declines pay cut

Updated: March 14, 2009, 1:18 AM ET
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- Pro Bowl linebacker Julian Peterson has refused a pay cut from the Seattle Seahawks, putting his future with the team in question, sources confirmed.

The development, first reported by Seattle radio station KJR-AM 950, comes after the team allocated $8.3 million for linebacker Leroy Hill in naming him their franchise player. The team has $20.7 million in 2009 salary-cap space allotted for Peterson, Hill and fellow linebacker Lofa Tatupu.

Peterson's contract, a seven-year ...

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