It was unclear whether Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons would show up for training camp without a new contract, and now we’ll never know how that story will end.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com reports that the Seahawks and Clemons reached an agreement Monday on a multi-year extension. The deal is expected to be announced on Tuesday.
Clemons previously was due to earn $4 million in 2012. Skipping a mandatory minicamp earlier this year stripped $1 million away from that total, according to Sando.
The pass-rush specialist who has racked up 22 sacks in two seasons with Seattle had never struck it rich on the open market. Scheduled to become a 31-year-old free agent in March, Clemons apparently opted for the bird in the hand.
Terms of the deal aren’t yet known. In the end, the numbers will shed considerable light on whether it’s a good deal for the player, the team, or both.