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Seahawks Sign K.J. Wright to Extension
Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension, the team announced this afternoon.
"In the offseason, we identified K.J. as one of our core players moving forward and aimed to keep him as a part of the Seahawks family for a long time," said Executive Vice President & General Manager John Schneider. "The timing of this signing gives us the ability to keep as many of our core players together as we possibly can. Since Day One, K.J. has been a true professional in his daily approach and we are excited for K.J., his family and the 12s to keep him in the organization."
Wright was the team's fourth-round draft choice (99th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has started 54 of 58 games played and recorded 333 tackles (224 solo), 6.5 sacks, one interception, 14 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his career. In the postseason, he has started three of four games played, with 24 tackles (13 solo) and two passes defensed.
"K.J. is the epitome of a team guy," said Head Coach Pete Carroll. "We are excited to reward a player of his caliber for all the hard work he has put in over the years to become an important piece of our defense."
This season, Wright has started all 14 games and tallied a career-high tying 96 tackles (66 solo) and career-high tying 2.0 sacks. Read