West Notes: Seahawks, Chiefs, Broncos

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Seahawks general manager John Schneider indicated Russell Wilson‘s four-year, $140MM extension won’t impact the status of franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark, tweets Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Seattle had already accounted for a new Wilson deal when it decided to tag Clark at a one-year rate of $17.128MM. Schneider also admitted the Seahawks haven’t made a decision on offensive tackle Germain Ifedi‘s fifth-year option for 2020, and singled out linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive tackle Jarran Reed as extension candidates (Twitter links via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com and Condotta).

Here’s more from the NFL’s two West divisions:

  • Wilson received an NFL-record $65MM signing bonus as part of his new Seahawks contract, but he won’t actually collect all that money immediately. He’ll earn $30MM of the bonus this year with the rest deferred until 2020, per Joel Corry of CBSSports.com (Twitter links), who notes this mechanism is common in most quarterback deals. The deferral won’t affect Wilson’s cap charges, as the $65MM will still be prorated over the next five seasons. Corry adds Wilson received better cash flows on his current extension than on his previous four-year, $87.6MM pact.
  • Authorities have recently removed Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill‘s three-year-old son from Hill and his fiancee’s custody, according to Laura Bauer, Brooke Pryor, and Steve Vockrodt of the Kansas City Star. Hill is under investigation for a pair of incidents involving child abuse, but still showed up for workouts earlier this week. The NFL is expected to allow the investigation to unfold before considering discipline for Hill.
  • Broncos free agent signee Kareem Jackson played safety at Denver’s minicamp this week, reports Mike Klis of 9News. Jackson, who can also play corner, spent time at both positions for the Texans in 2018 before inking a three-year, $33MM deal with the Broncos in March. “[T]here’s more to learn at safety than there is at corner,” said Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. “He’s played much more corner in his career, so I wanted him to get more work in this camp – all of his work – at the safety position, to feel comfortable there.”
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  1. JJB0811

    Next offseason, Russ will ‘re-do’ his contract to free up cap space. And when someone writes in that they’ll ‘kick it down the road’; just remember the cap rises, on average 10% annually. For example a $10m ‘hit’ that might go up to $15m in four years has an additional 40% more room. It’s nothing.

  2. highplainsdriftr

    Doesn’t bode well for Hill in KC. An investigation isn’t a guilty verdict, but I don’t think authorities would take the kid if it appeared to be a happy home…

    • jonesadoug

      it’s a state law under those circumstances. the kid was mostly with hills girlfriend. when these incidents happen ed tyreek was out of state. at least that’s what being reported in the KC area. I hate when people jump to conclusions without knowing hardly a y of the facts.

  3. kenleyfornia2

    Seahawks are going to have a real hard time filling out the rest of tbe roster

    • kaehlaone

      Dumb. They have $12M left after accounting for rookie deals. Next year they have 3rd most available in NFL so maybe do some research before tapping

        • kenleyfornia2

          *The Vikings were near the top in cap room when they signed Kirk. Look at how they are now. This is the NFL you burn through it quick.

  4. bradthebluefish

    Seahawks out of money now that they overpaid Russell Wilson. Shame. I’d be pissed if I were in that locker room.

    • 24TheKid

      I disagree that they overpaid him, that’s just what the market is for QBs now. Just wait till Mahomes gets 50+ a year in a couple years.

      • KCRoyalty

        $50+ a year? Not likely lol. Maybe $40 a year but 50 is a bit dramatic.

        Mahomes will command something near 7/$266, maybe a shorter deal like 5/$200. But not $50 mil aav lol

        • astick

          Hey, man, can you dm the lotto pics for this Saturday? I could use some extra cash. Thanks in advance.

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