Fifth-round pick Mike Morris signs rookie deal with Seahawks

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The Seahawks drafted 10 players. They have another of those under contract.

Fifth-round pick Mike Morris has agreed to terms on a four-year, $4.162 million deal with a $332,076 million signing bonus, Aaron Wilson of KPRC reports.

Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh, a seventh-round pick, previously agreed to his rookie deal.

In 2022, Morris totaled 23 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He played three seasons at Michigan and finished with 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks and an interception.

The Seahawks’ other draft picks in 2023 are Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon (first round, Ohio State receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (first round), Auburn defensive end Derick Hall (second round), UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet (second round), LSU guard Anthony Bradford (fourth round), Mississippi State defensive tackle Cameron Young (fourth round), Michigan center Olusegun Oluwatimi (fifth round) and New Mexico safety Jerrick Reed II (sixth round).

3 responses to “Fifth-round pick Mike Morris signs rookie deal with Seahawks

  1. I’m at a loss as to what there is to “negotiate” in the first contract, after being drafted? I t appears the financing is set, based on the draft pick positioning. An examination of those terms & the flexibility by teams/draftees would be helpful.

  2. chawk12thman

    signing bonus payment schedule and offset language (contract gets reduced by any earnings from a different contract) are the main things.

    i would love if mike could write an in depth breakdown on those and the rest of the negotiable terms

  3. Wow! If Morris actually received a “$332,076 million” signing bonus, he’s set for life. I’d probably retire now if I were him.

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