News came down today from NFL.com that the Seattle Seahawks and Chris Clemons have reached a deal. Details have yet to be released at all, as both the Seahawks, and Clemons, as well as his agent, Donald Henderson, are all mum.
Earlier in the year, Clemons refused to go to the voluntary camp. Pete Carroll said he was surprised, but he expected Clemons to be there for the mandatory camp. Mandatory camp came and went, with no viewing of the No. 91. At that point it had come to light that Clemons was unhappy with his contract, and wanted more.
The Seahawks, well aware of the fact Clemons wasn’t happy any more, offered him a contract extension of 3 years, 18 million dollars. Clemons rejected that offer, and the two sides went back to work. Clemons missed $100,000 workout bonus, and it has been speculated that he will be fined $73,000(per Tacoma News Tribune) from the Seahawks for missing mandatory camp.
“We’ve had open communications with the agent and with Chris,” Carroll said. “And we feel like everything’s been on the up and up and very amicable and all that. So it continues to be one of our priorities and we’d love to get him back.”
It looks like Clemons, with his 11 sacks each of his last 2 seasons with the Seahawks, will be back again this year. Until the details are released, probably tomorrow sometime, the numbers are unknown. It’s nice to have Clemons back in Seattle for a few more years, he is a constant threat from the edge with a mean streak to get to the QB. That is something we need more in Seattle. It will be great to see Clemons team up with the first round pick of the draft this year, Bruce Irvin.