The team announced Thursday that weakside linebacker K.J. Wright has signed a four-year contract extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the new deal, it is worth $27 million.
"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," general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "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 has started 54 of 58 games over four years, emerging as one of the NFL's best coverage linebackers. He has also exhibited impressive closing speed in the run game and as a situational blitzer.