While the Seattle Seahawks were celebrating Russell Wilson’s contract extension on Friday, there were a handful of players equally unhappy about their contract status.
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Chancellor, for his part, hasn’t been at training camp yet as he is holding out until he, too, receives a contract extension and pay raise.
Locking Wilson to a four-year deal is huge for Seattle as he was one of the leaders that brought them to two consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the past two seasons and winning the franchise’s first championship in Super Bowl XLVIII. A report from ESPN confirmed that Wagner and the Seahawks had agreed to a 4-year, $43 million contract extension. By then, these Seattle Seahawks rumors should be a thing of the past, especially if Bruce Irvin just buckles down to prove why he deserves a huge deal as a free agent during the 2016 NFL offseason.
In accordance with stories, the deal is value $87.6 million and features a $31 million signing bonus with $60 million in ensures.
In the middle of all this is Pete Carroll, who is trying to make his players feel like he’s on their side, but would obviously like to see this situation come to a quick resolvement and get everyone on the field, preferably motivated.
Wagner, 25, has recorded 363 combined tackles and nine sacks in three NFL seasons since being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft out of Utah State.
The Seahawks nonetheless have a number of contract conditions to resolve, and stay in negotiations with center linebacker Bobby Wagner, who’s getting into the ultimate yr of his rookie deal. That’s why I hire [agent] Mark Rodgers and that’s why I trust him to figure everything out for me, work everything out and sure enough it did and I get to play here for another four more years.
In the meantime, the Seahawks have around $4 million in cap space left this year.
Wilson was scheduled to make $1.54 million this season, the fourth and final year of his rookie contract.
If Wilson is the literal quarterback of the offense, Wagner is very much the figurative quarterback of the defense. For Wagner, he insulates himself against injury risk, remains a key piece in a historically great Seattle defense where he’s comfortable, and is, per Rapoport, nominally the highest paid middle linebacker in league history.
The NFL and the players’ union asked a U.S. District Court on Friday to expedite a resolution on an appeal by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady of his four-game “Deflategate” suspension.
“I’m hopeful they reach a contract”, he said. You know, I’ve been excited about that, just to play football again. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014 despite missing five games and still finished third on Seattle’s roster in tackles with 83.