Bobby Wagner and the Seattle Seahawks have come to terms on a one-year, $7 million to bring the 32-year-old former Super Bowl MVP back to the team after he spent a year with the Los Angeles Rams, The Score’s Jordan Schultz reported Saturday night.
Wagner signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Rams last offseason, but was released on Feb. 23 in a cost-cutting move.
After Seattle signed former Steelers linebacker Devin Bush to a one-year, $3.5 million deal on March 16, it was anticipated Bush would slot in next to Jordyn Brooks at both off-ball linebacker spots. Now with the veteran Wagner in tow, Seattle is likely to have a trio of accomplished linebackers rotating in and out of the lineup, giving them significant depth.
As an eight-time Pro Bowler and six-time first-team All-Pro, Wagner has been a model of consistency since being taken by Seattle in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has accumulated more than 100 combined tackles in each of his 11 seasons in the NFL, and has played in at least 14 games in 10 of those years.
Largely considered a future Hall of Famer, Wagner is currently second among active NFL players in career solo tackles with 900, placing him at No. 23 all-time.