The Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner have agreed terms to a one-year, $7 million deal, a team source confirmed to The Athletic on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know:
Wagner, 32, ended his stretch of eight consecutive Pro Bowl trips in 2022 despite being very productive with the Rams. He collected 140 tackles and six sacks during his only season in Los Angeles.
The former Seahawks and Rams quarterback already carries plenty of credentials to propel him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He earned six first-team, All-Pro nods, and a spot on the All-Decade Team in the 2000s.
The Seahawks finished with a 9-8 record in 2022.
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When Wagner last played for the Seahawks in 2021, he was among Seattle’s best defensemen, along with safety Quandre Diggs and safety Jamal Adams, who was removed six months after surgery to repair a ruptured quadriceps tendon. Inside linebackers and stuffing nose tackles are crucial to Seattle’s blueprint.
Re-signing Wagner is a huge boost for a Seattle defense that was among the worst in the league in 2022 and just lost dealing with Al Woods as a casualty on Monday.
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