RENTON, WA – After spending last season with the Las Vegas Raiders, free agent quarterback KJ Wright He wants to return to the Seattle Seahawks.
“I want to go home” Wright He told Trey Wingo On last week’s “Half-Forgotten History” podcast. “I think it’s that simple. Seattle knows I want to come back. They know how much they mean to me.”
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked about Wright’s comments on Sunday after the team concluded their three-day junior camp.
“I love KJ,” Carroll said. “I’ve already talked to him about things for the future and all that. I heard he talked about playing, and we’ve already talked about that.”
Wright, 32, spent his first 10 seasons with the Seahawks, helping them win Super Bowl XLVIII and reach Super Bowl XLIX the following year. He made the Pro Bowl after the 2016 season and had the third highest number of tackles in franchise history, behind Eugene Robinson and the captain ever Bobby Wagner.
The Seahawks released Wagner earlier this season, one year after not re-signing Wright when his contract expired. Wright then signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Raiders and scored 51 tackles in 17 games (eight starts).
“I left last year, and I went to Vegas myself,” he told Wingo. “My family didn’t come with me. I don’t do it again. I don’t think I would move my family anywhere else around the country, so if it wasn’t Seattle, I would be happy.”
Looks like the Seahawks are ready to go with their last draft picks Jordan Brooks (2020 first round) and Cody Barton (2019 third round) as a starting midfielder.
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