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The Wait Is OVER: Bobby Wagner Is Back On The Seattle Seahawks

ESPN’s Adam Schefer reported on March 26 that the Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker Bobby Wagner to a one-year, $7 million deal. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport also reported the signing.

Through a text message, Wagner told Rapoport that he’s “happy to be back” with the Seahawks.

Wagner is signing his one-year deal with the Seahawks just one year after the team released him. His 2022 departure from the organization that drafted him was also awkward, as Wagner revealed on Twitter last March that Seattle did not immediately notify him of his release.

Wagner is arguably the greatest player in Seahawks history. Even at 32 years old, he’s still a strong player, but the Seahawks needed to create salary cap space last offseason. To do that, they departed with Wagner and opened up more than $16.6 million against the salary cap.

It was the right decision to make at the time, but bringing back Wagner now still feels like the Seahawks correcting a wrong from a year ago.

The Seahawks drafted Wagner in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. He didn’t receive the same national attention as the Legion of Boom secondary did when the team won the Super Bowl during the 2013 season.

In 2022 with the Rams, Wagner missed the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2013, but he made second-team All-Pro again. He recorded 140 combined tackles, including 10 for loss, and a career-high 6 sacks.

Minutes before Schefter reported Wagner signing with the Seahawks, safety Quandre Diggs posted on Twitter how pleased he was to hear the inside linebacker was returning. Diggs even pretended to be breaking the story.

“According to my sources, future hall of famer LB Bobby Wagner has agreed to terms to return home to the Seattle Seahawks,” Diggs wrote. “Seahawks fill a huge need in the middle of their defense!” Reported by @qdiggs6.

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Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "Pod That: Two Brothers Talkin' Sports"