According to Tacoma News Tribune beat reporter Gregg Bell, K.J. Wright isn’t going anywhere in free agency. Except back to the V-Mac.
In a story published earlier this morning, Bell is as definitive as journalists can be this time of year in the NFL calendar:
Breaking news: 2 NFL sources tell me K.J. Wright is returning to #Seahawks, not leaving in free agency— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) March 14, 2019
Yeah, we're not supposed to root. But personally this is a big win. K.J. Wright is what all pro athletes should aspire to be. And not just on the field https://t.co/LdVHvBcJ4M
Wright, 30, was a free agent for the first time in his career. He missed 11 games last year with a knee injury after missing only five in his first seven seasons combined.
Terms were not immediately available. Bell reports it’s a “short-term deal.”
With the departure of Earl Thomas to Baltimore, Wright and Doug Baldwin are the Seahawks’ longest-tenured players. Both joined the franchise in 2011.
Wright was Seattle’s nominee last season for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The Seahawks had earlier inked linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a new contract, raising speculation that Wright would find employment elsewhere. Both men play the same position and Seattle frequently plays a 4-2-5 defense that would leave a linebacker on the bench, but of course there are still many questions about the future of Kendricks. Wright appears to have slapped rumors of his departure away anyhow, much like so: