Carson: Wilson was 'in my ear' about re-signing with Seahawks
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Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson says he got a big pitch from teammate Russell Wilson during free agency to re-sign with the team.

"He was definitely in my ear," Carson said, according to Jonathan Warner of NBC Sports. "We talked about it before the season, thinking it might be the last time we play with each other. But he definitely was in my ear this entire offseason."

Wilson has been a busy man on the Seahawks' free-agent front this offseason. The signal-caller also played a part in pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap's return, assuring the lineman he was staying with Seattle despite earlier trade rumors.

Carson, who inked a two-year, $14.6-million contract with the Seahawks, added Wilson and running mate Rashaad Penny were the two biggest recruiters in luring him back to Seattle.

The 26-year-old rusher says he had other offers available but coming back to the Seahawks felt like the right move.

Carson has been the go-to back for Seattle in recent years. The 2017 draft's seventh-round draft pick had consecutive 1,000-plus yard campaigns in 2018 and 2019 before rushing for 681 yards last season.

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