The Seahawks reached agreement on a new deal with linebacker K.J. Wright, according to Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. Details on the deal are not yet known, but it’ll be a short-term contract, Bell hears.
Wright has been with the Seahawks ever since entering the league as a fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft. Along with Doug Baldwin, another ’11 draftee, Wright is the longest-tenured member of the Seattle roster. With players like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Michael Bennett are departing recently, Wright is one of the few remaining members of Seattle’s Super Bowl winning defense.
Wright struggled with injuries all of last season, and ended up appearing in only five games. He was still productive when out there though, receiving strong marks from Pro Football Focus for his time on the field. In those five games he had 23 tackles, two for loss, and three passes defended.
Wright missed the first six games of last season with a knee injury, then came back and played three. He re-aggravated his knee injury and had to miss five more games before returning for the final couple of games. Due to that troublesome knee, it’s not surprising the deal is short-term.
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