Seahawks To Re-Sign Quandre Diggs

Seattle has seen quite a bit of roster turnover recently, but they will be retaining one of their best defenders. Safety Quandre Diggs has re-signed on a three-year, $40MM deal (Twitter link via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport).

Last month, it was reported that there was a mutual interest between the team and player for a new deal to get done. Diggs, 29, made it clear he would be asking for compensation putting him at or near the top of the safety market. That didn’t come as a surprise, given that he was coming off of his second straight Pro Bowl season. He totalled 10 interceptions and 17 pass breakups between the past two seasons. On the other hand, a broken leg suffered in the season finale threatened to complicate negotiations.

At an average of $13.3MM per year, this new deal is likely less than what Diggs could have landed on the open market. It is also less than what fellow pending free agent safety Jessie Bates received on the franchise tag. Still, it gives the Seahawks a very expensive safety tandem, with Jamal Adams due nearly $60MM over the next four years.

With Diggs (and Bates) off the market, the free agent safety class is now topped by the likes of Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Williams and Marcus Maye. Seattle, meanwhile, looks to continue re-shaping (as opposed to re-building) their roster.

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