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Bobby's Back: Seahawks re-sign Wagner after Hollywood vacation
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The Seattle Seahawks are re-signing Bobby Wagner to a one-year, $7 million contract which Quandre Diggs wants you to know he first reported.
I’m not half the reporter that Diggs is, but a Bobby Wagner reunion has been on our minds at Seaside Joe since the L.A. Rams were said to be releasing him only one year into a five-year deal.
The contract with Wagner gives Seattle a clear upgrade over Cody Barton, even if it is just a one-year stopgap and doesn’t stop the Seahawks from having a linebacker need in the draft. After having also signed Devin Bush, the linebacker position is no less than serviceable and leaves few holes on the roster going into the draft.
Wagner was voted as the top player on the Rams last season and should be an immediate help to Seattle’s run defense, leadership, and defensive playcalling, all significant issues that could have caused the Seahawks to have one of the worst Pete Carroll defenses in the franchise’s history.
This was a move expected for some time and now that it’s official, we can start talking about it as a reality instead of as a possibility. The Seahawks will need to make some roster arrangements in order to fig Wagner under the salary cap.
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