The Seahawks have brought back one of their own free agents, with owner Paul Allen announcing today (via Twitter) that the team has re-signed linebacker Mike Morgan. Terms of the agreement aren’t yet known.
Morgan, 28, has primarily served as a special teams player for the Seahawks since joining the team in 2011. However, he did earn a pair of starts in 2015, recording his first career sack in Week 6 against the Panthers. Pro Football Focus assigned him a solid pass coverage grade, though it was a small sample size — he appeared in fewer than 100 defensive snaps.
Before agreeing to re-sign with the Seahawks, Morgan reportedly had a Friday visit to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers on his schedule. That visit may have prompted Seattle to make an offer to retain the veteran linebacker, though it’s unlikely to be too lucrative a deal — Morgan earned $1MM on a one-year deal in 2015, and I don’t expect he’ll be in line for much of a raise for 2016.
The Seahawks lost a starting linebacker earlier this month when Bruce Irvin inked a four-year contract with the Raiders, so depending on what the team does during the rest of the free agent period, and in the draft, Morgan could find himself vying for a larger role next season.
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