Signs With Seattle
In 2001, Randle was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. The team's coach and general manager, Mike Holmgren, had previously been the coach of the Green Bay Packers, a team Randle excelled against. Randle signed a five-year deal worth $25 million, including a $5 million signing bonus.
Randle immediately proved his worth, with a great 2001 season. He had 11 sacks, and went to the Pro Bowl. He began the 2002 season on the injured list recovering from knee surgery—his first major injury—but played well during the rest of the season. The injury brought his consecutive game streak to an end at 140. Randle led the Seahawks with seven sacks in 12 games.
Randle's stretch of eight consecutive seasons where he recorded ten or more sacks was the second most in NFL history after Reggie White. Coach Holmgren told Chuck Carlson of the Capital Times, "He's got a lot of energy. He's the type of player you want on your team because his motor is so great, his heart is so great and he goes 150 percent all the time. Everybody wants guys like that."
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