Diggs did not hold out from mandatory minicamp and Dugar adds he has no plans to hold out at any point.
However, he’s clearly an important player to Seattle’s defense and wants to capitalize coming off his first career Pro Bowl appearance.
Dugar writes that Diggs is objectively a top-ten safety and to be paid like that, Seattle would need to give him more than $11 million a year. The franchise tag for safeties is projected to be around $13.5 million in 2022, Dugar also notes.
Diggs, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Lions back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2.395 million contract and in line to be an unrestricted free agent when he signed a three-year, $20.4 million extension in 2018.
The Lions traded Diggs midseason in 2019, however, to the Seahawks, swapping a seventh for a fifth-round pick in 2021.
In 2020, Diggs appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and recorded 64 total tackles with no sacks, five interceptions and 10 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 52 safety out of 94 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Diggs as the news is available.