Wright laughs at idea of giving Seahawks discount in free agency
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Veteran linebacker K.J. Wright chuckled Monday before shooting down the notion he could take a discount in free agency to stay with the Seattle Seahawks.

"I do way too much on the football field to take a discount, it makes absolutely no sense," he told Jim Rome of CBS Sports Network. "Like if you want to win all these championships and look good on Sundays, you've got to compensate your guys that are making plays."

Wright has spent his entire 10-year career in Seattle, where he and Bobby Wagner have given the Seahawks a formidable tandem at linebacker. He tested the market for the first time in 2019 but ultimately returned to Seattle on a two-year, $14-million contract.

The 31-year-old said it would be a dream to finish his career in the Pacific Northwest but acknowledged the Seahawks may need to free up money to keep him.

"I have a family, and I'm trying to set up long, long-term success for my family," he said.

Wright posted 86 tackles, including 12 behind the line of scrimmage, and broke up 10 passes last year, ranking second on the Seahawks in both categories. He's one of the few remaining members of Seattle's Super Bowl XLVIII team.

Wright laughs at idea of giving Seahawks discount in free agency
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