Reunion in Seattle? General manager John Schneider says Seahawks have been in contact with LB Bobby Wagner
Maybe you Maybe back home again in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he and head coach Pete Carroll had contact with eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker and former Hawks player Bobby Wagner.
“Now we were able to talk to Bobby and sort out some of those issues, so it worked out great,” Schneider said in his weekly interview. with Seattle Sports 7:10 am. “Now we’ll be in touch as long as we advance in free will.”
Wagner spent ten years with the Seahawks from 2012 to 2021 but spent the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Rams. Despite having an impressive 140 tackles campaign, Wagner will officially become a free agent on March 15 after the Rams parted ways with an unbalanced guard to make room for a salary cap.
While Schneider did not specify exactly when he and Carroll spoke to Wagner, it was about a year before Seattle released Wagner.
Wagner previously played for the Seahawks for 10 prolific seasons, helping the club win the Super Bowl and earning six All-Pro tackles.
Could he potentially return to the Seahawks?
Seattle has $30.53 million in a cap and needs a midfielder. Cody Barton, who started 11 games last season or in Seattle, is set to become a free agent, and former first-rounder Jordin Brooks is recovering from a season-end torn ACL that could prevent him from starting the 2023 campaign.
Wagner, 32, made 100 tackles in 11 consecutive seasons to launch his illustrious career. Already one of the greatest Seahawks of all time, he may have a reunion in Seattle.
“We were able [talk to him] now so [Carroll] and I was able to talk to him the other day and we had a great, amazing, frank conversation so he knows where we are and we know where he is,” Schneider said. – We have a lot of respect for him personally. and professionally, so we were able to discuss some things, and yes, we know where it’s going.”