The Seattle Seahawks have signed Wright to a four-year contract extension, keeping one of their key defensive players from reaching free agency. Seattle announced the extension Thursday. No financial terms were immediately available.
Wright has been a versatile piece of Seattle's linebacker corps since his arrival as a fourth-round pick in 2011. Wright has started at multiple linebacker positions, but Seattle has found his best spot is as the weakside linebacker. Wright is leading Seattle with 96 tackles this season, already a career-high, has two sacks and forced three fumbles. He's started all 14 games, including three at middle linebacker when Bobby Wagner was out with a foot injury.