There aren’t many tenured Seahawks left on the defensive unit, but the team made sure to keep a few familiar faces around, including outside linebacker K.J. Wright.
The two parties agreed on a multi-year contract that will keep Wright in Seattle, the team announced Thursday.
K.J. BACK! 🕷️
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) March 14, 2019
Financial terms were not disclosed, but an ESPN report states the deal is worth up to $15 million.
And now that I just woke up and saw the message and reached out, Wright adds in another text, “it’s a “2-year deal worth up to $15M.” https://t.co/554Y34JiXe
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2019
The deal comes just one day after the Seahawks reportedly secured OLB Mychal Kendricks on a one-year deal for around $4 million.
Wright, a fourth-round pick of Seattle in the 2011 draft, will join wide receiver Doug Baldwin as the longest-standing Seahawks on the 2019 squad.
“I’m very happy,” Wright said after signing his contract, via the team’s website. “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.”
Wright, 29, missed 11 of 16 regular-season games last year after undergoing knee surgery and having a rocky recovery.
The Pro-Bowl player has tallied 744 total tackles in 112 career games. Wright also has two interceptions, 33 passed defended and 10 forced fumbles.