A key competitor has dropped out of the sweepstakes for 31 year-old linebacker Okay.J. Wright.
In response to Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, the Dallas Cowboys have advised Okay.J. Wright’s agent that they don’t seem to be within the companies of the ten-year NFL veteran right now. Prior to now, Wright had advised CowboysSI.com that “it’s one of many groups [he fits] in with,” given the presence of former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on Dallas’ teaching workers.
Wright has spent all 9 seasons of his profession in Seattle after the Seahawks drafted him within the fourth spherical of the 2011 NFL Draft. In 2020, he had a strong season, with 86 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and an interception in 16 begins. It’s clear he nonetheless has a big function to the Seattle protection despite the fact that he’s ageing.
The staff nonetheless stays a competitor for Wright’s companies, however earlier this offseason, Wright said that he won’t be taking a hometown low cost from Seattle. It’s not clear if actively pursuing Wright is a important precedence for the Seahawks as free company begins to wind down.
Resigning Wright could possibly be troublesome given the Seahawks’ present cap scenario, too. His final contract was for two years, $14 million, and a brand new deal would seemingly be someplace in that vary, though maybe considerably deflated for 2021 given the league-wide cap shrinkage.
Present estimates put the Seahawks’ cap house at $5.865 million, and though the entrance workplace might get inventive in negotiating Wright’s potential cap hits by changing wage into signing bonus or utilizing void years, as they’ve with another gamers, his contract would current a big restriction on the standard of remaining free brokers Seattle might signal (maybe taking them out of the operating for Antonio Brown or Richard Sherman).
No matter occurs with Wright, although, Seahawks followers could be grateful that any divorce with the staff seemingly gained’t be as tumultuous as that of the final Seahawks defensive star who expressed curiosity in Dallas. Even when he indicators elsewhere, there’s little or no probability that Wright offers the ‘Hawks “the fowl.”