Freeagent linebacker K.J. Wright isn’t going anywhere, telling ESPN’s Josina Anderson,”I am coming back to Seattle.”
Wright explained he will be given a two-year price for $15 million.
Wright, who will turn 30 in July, appeared in only five regular season matches for the Seahawks at 2018 due to a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery in late August. It kept him out for that first six matches, and he then suffered a setback at his return and was sidelined for five more.
Wright finished strong with seven tackles in Week 17 and then eight rebounds along with a late interception from the Seahawks’ wildcard decrease to the Dallas Cowboys.
Wright and all pro Bobby Wagner formed among the NFL’s finest linebacker tandems in their seven seasons together. Even a fourth-round pick (99th overall) out of Mississippi State at 2011,” Wright topped 100 tackles annually from 2014 to 2017, and also his 717 tackles standing seventh in business history.
He even made his first and only Pro Bowl after the 20-16 season, once he set career highs in tackles (126) and sacks (four).
Wright, that just finished out a preschool, $27 million expansion signed in December 2014, said he took out an insurance policy to mitigate the risk of being signed beyond 2018. On more than 1 occasion, he talked about embracing the ability to be free agent, also if his taste is to keep at Seattle.
On Wednesday, the Seahawks Cut Back Mychal Kendricks to some yearlong Thing. Kendricks and Wright both play with the weak-side area primarily, therefore it’s not yet determined the way the Seahawks intend to put on their linebackers on either side of Wagner. Kendricks’ situation is also unclear as he is scheduled to be sentenced to April 4 to insider trading charges.
Bringing back Wright and Kendricks increases the uncertainty concerning Barkevious Mingo‘s future with the team. He is under contract for one more season having a cap number of $5.2 million, that includes a non-guaranteed base salary of about $ 3.4 million. Seattle will clear $4.1 million in cap space whilst devoting a $1.1-million dead money fee by releasing Mingo.
This offseason, the Seahawks also agreed to a bargain with Pro Bowl kicker Jason Myers and lost safety Earl Thomas.