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.