On Saturday night, the Seahawks and Wagner agreed to a four-year, $43 million contract extension that will ostensibly keep Wagner in Seattle through the 2019 season, and makes him the highest-paid inside linebacker in the NFL. However, the fact that contract talks dragged out until the first day of training camp was hard to fathom. This was especially true for players drafted outside the first round – late enough so they did not qualify for fifth-year contract options that would raise the floor for negotiations on second contracts. Releasing him cleared $3 million in 2015 cap space. “But you know it’s a insane process and I’m glad it’s over”.
Wilson is just another quarterback signing in an offseason full of new contracts.
“I take it like it’s a compliment”, Charles said.
Wagner was more straightforward, saying his personal deadline for getting a contract extension from his rookie deal is “now”. “I’m here to play football”. “He’s a very physical guy at the point of attack”. “He’s actually really mellow”. But that’s not so easy when speculation over his contract status had reached such deafening proportions. There isn’t anything phony about him. “Since we’ve needed to turn our attention to it we have been but now we really can get after it. I’m hoping we can get him back here as soon as possible.”… His worst stop, by far: Seattle. It’s time for you to show up now. Unfortunately, the Seahawks being one of the best teams in the league has created a domino affect throughout the organization where multiple players feel like they are the best at their position. There is some serious cash being thrown around in Seattle as they make wise investments for the future.
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. “He’s definitely beneficial to our community and you want guys like that to stick around”.
Mebane is the 30-year old the Seahawks chose to keep. That bonus is spread out over FIVE years – the four additional years and this season.
Wagner was an All-Pro last season and finished second on the team with 104 tackles after missing five games with a painful toe injury and that was after having 140 and 119 the previous two years. Wilson also signed another important document Friday: Debra Hindman’s poster.
-The biggest cheers from another sun-splashed crowd of a couple thousand watching practice came after it, when Marshawn Lynch ambled over to the front row of fans standing behind a metal barrier and signed autographs – while wearing a sweatshirt with the hood up on the 83-degree afternoon.
“I didn’t think it was personal”. “I just held the poster over Earl’s jersey so Russell will come over and sign it”, she said.