Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports offers a number of notes regarding potential extensions candidates for the Seahawks in his latest camp report.
According to La Canfora, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Seahawks try to get a long-term extension in place with LB K.J. Wright before the start of the regular season.
Wright, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will make $1.389 million for the 2014 season. He has the ability to hold up well in coverage and has also proven to be a solid tackler as well.
Last season, Wright recorded 80 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four pass defenses and a fumble recovery over the course of 13 games.
Pro Football Focus had Wright listed as the No. 13 outside linebacker in a 4-3 system, which included a very high rating in pass coverage.
La Canfora expects Seattle to also try to extend the contract of DE Cliff Avril, who happens to be entering the final year of his contract.
The Seahawks wound up getting a pretty good deal on Avril when they signed him to a two-year, $13 million contract that included a $4.5 million signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $7 million for the upcoming season, but he’s clearly an solid pass rusher off the edge for their defense.
Last year, Avril appeared in 15 games and totaled 20 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles and a recovery.
Pro Football Focus had Avril listed as the No. 12 defensive end in a 4-3 system last season.
La Canfora gets the sense that Seattle would prefer to wait before signing LT Russell Okung to a contract extension.
Okung has dealt with some injury issues over the course of his career.
Okung, 26, is entering the fifth year of his six-year, $48.5 million contract that includes $30 million guaranteed. He has base salaries of $8.76 million and a very reasonable $4.8 million coming his way over the next two years.
With this in mind, the Seahawks have some time to further evaluate Okung before he’s even in position to test the open market.