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Seahawks announce extension for Ben Obomanu

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Free agency may be put on hold this year, so the Seahawks are getting their shopping done ahead of time.

The team announced a three-year contract extension Friday for wideout Ben Obomanu, less than two weeks after re-signing wide receiver Mike Williams to a three-year deal.

Williams “only” received $11.2 million over three years.  Obomanu was a seventh-round pick that set a career high with 494 receiving yards this year, so it’s safe to assume he got much less.

We like Seattle’s strategy of getting guys to take a discount for a little security before a possible work stoppage.  It’s an approach that more teams should consider.

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4 Responses to “Seahawks announce extension for Ben Obomanu”
  1. blackfootkiller says: Jan 14, 2011 6:41 PM

    Alright Hawks! Obo is the man…Any guy that can dislocate his shoulder, go in and have it reset, and return to the game and play well deserves this.

  2. rymexico says: Jan 15, 2011 2:23 AM

    Obaman-who?

  3. loytomaki says: Jan 15, 2011 5:21 AM

    A few teams have been signing guys despite the possible lockout, the Packers probably saved a million or two a year on the Williams contract (assuming he maintains his level of play) but he had never seen a big payday and was able to make sure his future was secure.

  4. hawkfan50 says: Jan 15, 2011 12:44 PM

    Good job Hawks . Obomanu has shined when given opportunities . The last receiver standing from the old crew – congrats Ben !

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