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Ruskell resigns as Seahawks' president, GM

Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 12:43pm

Tim Ruskell has resigned as president and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks.

Ruskell announced his resignation Thursday, weeks before his five-year contract with the team ends.

"Obviously there's great sadness today but I will leave here with great memories of this place and the people. It's been the people for me," Ruskell said during a news conference.

The team's ownership gave Ruskell full authority to shape the franchise soon after he arrived before the 2005 season.