Seahawks and Clemons Reach Contract Agreement

As reported by multiple sources, the Seahawks have finally reached an agreement on a new contract with DE Chris Clemons.  The specifics have yet to be released, but we do know that it’s a multi-year deal so Seattle’s leader in sacks for the last two seasons won’t be leaving the northwest anytime soon.

[UPDATE: Jason La Canfora of is reporting that Clemons’ new contract is for three years (2012-2014) and will pay him an average of more than $7 million per season.]

This is great news for the Seahawks, but even better news for Clemons’ bank account.  Prior to today’s announcement, Clemons was scheduled to be paid $4 million for 2012, the last season remaining on the five year deal he signed with Philadelphia back in 2008.  At least, he was scheduled to make $4 million before he chose to not to attend any of the team’s offseason workouts (including a mandatory mini-camp in early July), thereby activating a clause in his contract that reduced his 2012 salary to $3 million.

Clemons’ contract is just the latest in a series of re-signings this offseason that have gone a long way toward earning the Seahawks a reputation as a team that values production and rewards it accordingly.  The shiny new deals signed by Marshawn Lynch and Red Bryant grabbed plenty of headlines, but they weren’t the only ones who got paid.  In the last few months, the team has negotiated mutli-year deals with Pro Bowl fullback Michael Robinson (2 years, $5 mil), special teamer extraordinaire Heath Farwell (3 years, $4.5 mil), and standout backup linemen Breno Giacomini (2 years, $6 mil) and Paul McQuistan (2 years, $4 mil).

But now that Clemons has been squared away, who’s next on John Schneider’s to-do list?  Below is a list of every player currently on the Seahawks’ roster who has a contract set to expire at the end of the 2012 season.  Several of the names below are free agents coming to camp on one year prove-it deals, and some are simply guys who are almost guaranteed come early September to be on the wrong side of the final roster cuts, but there are some important names on the list, most notably C Max Unger and QB Tarvaris Jackson:

Name Position 2011 Team 2011
Phillip Adams DB Patriots/
5/1 0/0
Allen Barbre OT Seahawks 3 0
Alan Branch DT Seahawks 15 15
Deon Butler WR Seahawks 5 0
Paul Fanaika G Seahawks 3 0
Clint Gresham LS Seahawks 16 N/A
Steven Hauschka K Seahawks 16 N/A
Leroy Hill LB Seahawks 16 16
Tarvaris Jackson QB Seahawks 15 14
Jason Jones DL Titans 14 13
Roy Lewis CB Seahawks 10 0
Kregg Lumpkin RB Buccaneers 16 0
Deuce Lutui G Cardinals 15 0
Chris Maragos S Seahawks 11 0
Matt McCoy LB Seahawks 4 1
Clinton McDonald DT Seahawks 15 1
Cameron Morrah TE Seahawks 8 3
Frank Omiyale OT Bears 15 3
Barrett Ruud LB Titans 9 9
Marcus Trufant CB Seahawks 4 4
Max Unger C Seahawks 15 15