Report: K.J Wright set to re-sign with Seahawks
After the Seattle Seahawks reached a new deal with linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Wednesday, there was concern about the team’s ability to also bring back linebacker K.J Wright.
However, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Seahawks were in fact able to re-sign the former fourth-round pick, Wright told her in a text message, “I am coming back to Seattle.”
Overnight news: I received a text from free agent LB KJ Wright saying “I am coming back to Seattle” to play for the #Seahawks.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2019
Terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed. Wright, an eight-year veteran, has spent his entire career with the Seahawks, and this is the only time he’s reached free agency.
Wright missed 11 regular season games last year after a knee injury sustained in the preseason required surgery. He missed the first six games of the season before returning to the field.
However, unfortunately he would aggravate the injury just three weeks into his return and miss another five games before returning for the final two weeks of the regular season and playoffs.
By the end of the year, Wright said that his knee felt back to full strength, he had his best game of the season in Seattle’s playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys with eight tackles and an interception.
In 112 career games, Wright has 108 starts. He has 744 total combined tackles, 480 solo tackles, 11.5 sacks, 33 pass deflections, two interceptions and seven fumble recoveries.
Last November, Wright told reporters that he wanted to retire a Seahawk. “It feels good to play this long [and] to be a part of one organization. Hopefully, I can stay in this organization until I retire; so yeah it feels good. Me and Doug [Baldwin] have been doing it for a while. [We’ve] great leaders, been balling since we’ve been here, so it’s been fun.”
Wright is one of the few members of the “Legion of Boom,” Seattle’s talented defense from the late 2000’s and early 2010’s. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett have all moved on.