Report: K.J. Wright reaches agreement to return to Seahawks

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A new deal with Mychal Kendricks on Wednesday hasn’t precluded the Seattle Seahawks from keeping another prominent linebacker on their roster.

According to Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, linebacker K.J. Wright has agreed to a deal to return to the Seahawks.

Terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed.

A source had indicated to PFT on Wednesday night that Wright was moving toward reaching a deal after becoming a free agent for the first time in his eight-year career. Wright had said multiple times that he wanted to remain in Seattle with the Seahawks, but that he was also looking forward to testing the free agent market to assure he was getting a fair contract.

Wright has spent his entire career with the Seahawks after being a fourth-round draft pick in 2011. Wright and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner have teamed together for the last seven seasons as one of the more explosive linebacker tandems in the NFL.

Wright did miss 11 regular season games last year after a knee injury sustained in the preseason required surgery. He missed the first six games of the season before returning to the field. However, Wright would aggravate the injury just three weeks into his return and miss another five games before returning for the final two weeks of the regular season and playoffs.

Wright said at the end of the year that his knee felt back to full strength and he had his best game of the season in Seattle’s playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys with eight tackles and an interception.

24 responses to “Report: K.J. Wright reaches agreement to return to Seahawks

  1. Come on niner fans, don’t sign a couple free agents then run up in here predicting doom for the Seahawks. You’ve literally done this every offseason the last 9 years.

  2. Russell Wilson has shown that he can’t carry a team to any real success without an all-time defense. Get used to last year’s season because that’s the best you can expect when you’re going to be paying Russell that much money.

  3. Last year with the injuries, outside linebacker was probably the thinnest spot on the roster. It also hurt special teams because lack of depth.

    I thought he was gone when they gave Kendricks a deal. Hopefully KJ finishes his career as a Seahawk.

  4. Yeah well, I’ll take Wilson over “Jimmy G” and I’m sure you would too, andreboy. And also, why do you niner fans even care? Have a winning record then get back to us. You have bigger problems than worrying about Wilson’s contract.

  5. andreboy1 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 10:44 am
    Russell Wilson has shown that he can’t carry a team to any real success without an all-time defense. Get used to last year’s season because that’s the best you can expect when you’re going to be paying Russell that much money.
    =========================================

    And when has Russ shown that? Was it last season when he threw 35 TD’s on only 427 attempts…and without an all time defense? Was then when?

    I definitely don’t agree at times with them over-committing to the run, but Russ is not and has never been the problem.

  6. PrincePaul says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:29 am
    The Seahawks are heading south.
    ————————————–
    That’s what all the trolls said last year and they won 10 games (actually 11).

  7. omeimontis says:
    March 14, 2019 at 5:33 am
    Penny-pinching Mode won this battle.
    ————————————————
    49ers playoff record the last 5 years:

    2014: 0-0
    2015: 0-0
    2016: 0-0
    2017: 0-0
    2018: 0-0

  8. happy to see this – esp on a 2-yr deal. health always an issue as guys get older – but he showed he can still play when his body is right.

    just need to develop some depth behind him.

  9. Seahawk fans are delusional if they think extending all of Clark, Wagner, Reed and Wilson is a sound move. That would be 75-80+ million a year to 4 players.

  10. RogerThat! says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:11 pm
    Time to start the second 1 year dynasty!
    +++
    Well, if another “one year” dynasty resulted in a Super Bowl win, wouldn’t you take that as well?

    Not comparing the two but, the Bears had, what is considered the greatest defense in NFL history (and prior to free agency) and they won only one title.

    Yet, it was all before message boards, email, social media, etc.

    Name a team outside of New England that wouldn’t take a ‘one year’ dynasty?

  11. jackedupboonie says:
    March 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm
    Seahawk fans are delusional if they think extending all of Clark, Wagner, Reed and Wilson is a sound move. That would be 75-80+ million a year to 4 players.
    ++++
    Then play the GM of the Seahawks. What would you do to help the team have a shot at the NFC title game this year. Serious question. Let’s hear your thoughts.

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