Day two of the 2019 NFL league year has just about come to a close, and the Seattle Seahawks were busy re-signing multiple free agents, as well as signing free agents from other team.
By far the biggest news of the day for the Seahawks was the re-signing of linebacker K.J. Wright. It was very much uncertain whether he’d be re-signed by the team, but all doubt was erased on Thursday when he inked a two-year, $15.5 million contract to take him through the 2020 season.
“I’m very happy,” Wright said (via Seahawks.com). “This is home, and it feels good to make it 10 years with one organization. It took a team effort to get to this point with my teammates, coaches, training staff, equipment staff, everyone’s a part of it. I’m thankful to be back.”
The Legion of Boom may be gone, but we get another year of Wright and Bobby Wagner as the best damn linebacker tandem in the NFL.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks officially announced that they’ve brought back kicker Jason Myers, who was with the team in 2018 preseason but lost the competition to Sebastian Janikowski. Myers had a Pro Bowl year with the New York Jets, and now he gets a four-year contract worth $16 million, and all $5.5 million in guarantees is only for 2019.
“I felt very comfortable here from Day 1 last year,” Myers said (via Seahawks.com). “I love the organization, what they stand for. I want to be comfortable with the guys I’m around, and I’m great friends with (long snapper Tyler) Ott and Dickson and (special teams coordinator Brian) Schneider and (assistant special teams coach Larry) Izzo. I just had Ott at my house last week to play some golf. I’m just really comfortable with those guys.”
This will be Seattle’s fourth kicker in four seasons.
On the offensive line, former San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati is continuing his NFC West tour with the Seahawks. Full terms weren’t disclosed beyond it being a one-year agreement that will likely see the 2012 First-Team All-Pro selection be J.R. Sweezy’s replacement at left guard.
“They’re a winning team,” Iupati said (via Seahawks.com). “They’ve been competitors and contenders for the nine years I’ve been in the league. It’s close to home, and Mike Solari is also one of the biggest reasons I wanted to come here because he was my coach in San Fran. He’s awesome.”
One thing that is all but official but not actually announced by the team yet is the re-signing of right guard D.J. Fluker. It is believed his deal with worth up to $9 million on a two-year deal. He was one of Seattle’s best players on the offensive line in 2018 and it is a relief to know he’ll be in Mike Solari’s lineup for a little while longer. This tweet sums up Fluker’s happiness and probably our own!
GOD HAS BLESSED ME AND MY FAMILY WITH A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THIS SEASON HAS IN STORE.— DJ Fluker TheWarrior (@DJTheWarrior76) March 14, 2019
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