You can cross Ricky Wagner off the list of potential offensive linemen the Seattle Seahawks could sign.
The soon-to-be former Baltimore Ravens right tackle has agreed to a contract with the Detroit Lions, with Ian Rapoport saying that he’s expected to earn more than $9 million per year. That figure will technically make the 27-year-old Wagner the second-highest paid RT in the NFL, behind Philadelphia’s oft-suspended Lane Johnson, but with Johnson being treated as a future left tackle, Wagner is pretty much setting a new standard for RTs.
This is a much-needed get for the Lions, who are most likely going to lose both Larry Warford and Riley Reiff. With Wagner on track to sign when free agency officially begins on Thursday, Reiff is pretty much a guaranteed goner.
It’s a nice rise to the top for Wagner, who was drafted by Baltimore in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, was promoted to starter status in 2014, and has earned himself quite a bit of coin this offseason.