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1976 Players at a Glance

Doug Payton

Doug Payton was there!

Seahawks sign guard Doug Payton

Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks, Alaska
Tuesday, August 31,1976

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League have signed free agent guard Doug Payton, who was recently released by the New England Patriots, a spokesman for the expansion team said Monday.

Payton, a sixth-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons in 1975, was waived by the Falcons last summer and signed by New England this year.

Seattle acquires Munson

The Daily Chronicle
Tuesday. September 7, 1976

Those cut from the Seahawk squad included veteran Dwayne Crump, who has started as right cornerback in the preseason games; defensive back Larry Howse; running backs Ron "Po" James, Randy Johnson and Darwin Robinson, and guards Doug Payton and Rocky Rasley. James and Rasley also are veterans.

Also cut was Billy Hardee. He played for Virginia Poly and is from Mulberry, Fla.