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Seahawks’ KJ Wright thought his days in Seattle were numbered

KJ Wright, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks and longtime linebacker KJ Wright recently agreed to a free-agent contract that will keep the veteran defender in the Pacific Northwest for at least one more season. However, Wright thought his time with the NFC West franchise was coming to an end when the Seahawks also elected to re-sign fellow linebacker Mychal Kendricks.

“I thought ‘[I’m] toast,’ with the Seahawks,” Wright told KJR, via the News Tribune. “I honestly thought I was leaving. I thought I was gone. I was prepping my family. But they found something to make me happy, and I was like, ‘This is a perfect fit for me. Let’s get rollin’!’ To be with one team [for nine years] is special. It’s just a blessing, to be a multimillionaire and set up your family for life.”

Wright has revealed that he has signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks while explaining the details of the newly inked pact to KJR.

“Looking at the first year, it’s all guaranteed. Salary, signing bonus, and going from there,” Wright told KJR, via the News Tribune. “Signing bonus is five [million]. Salary is 1.5, then roster bonus is 1.5. That gets us to eight. It’s a one-year deal. And if the Seahawks decide to move on, then I don’t get the other seven [million].”

It is also worth noting that last season marked the first time in his NFL career that KJ Wright was forced to miss an extended period of time due to injury or surgery, presumably leading to his one-year deal.