Seahawks Reach Agreement with Duane Brown; the tackle returns to practice

Seahawks Reach Agreement with Duane Brown;  the tackle returns to practice

Seattle’s best offensive lineman had dropped out of training in search of a new deal with the franchise

The Seattle Seahawks and the left tackle Duane Brown have agreed to restructure the final year of a contract that will pay him a $ 7 million signing bonus, and $ 4 million in salary, sources told ESPN.

Brown he was scheduled to collect 10 million base salary this season with another million available in bonuses per game. He won’t get any new money in 2021 with the adjustment, but he does get more money in an initial showing, with most of his salary converted into a signing bonus.

Brown He also received an injury protection benefit for 2022, and can still earn $ 500,000 more in incentives this season, tied to playing time and Pro bowl, sources informed ESPN. With another game check for the 17th regular season game, Brown can pocket up to $ 12 million in 2021. Seahawks They added a rescindible year to the end of their contract due to salary cap issues, according to the source.

Brown ended his inactivity with the team this Monday, returning to practice, after which as head coach Pete Carroll He declared him “ready to play” and said he would line up Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Brown he had participated in team meetings and simulations, but was not training in the absence of a new agreement. He’s been hunting for a new deal for much of the offseason, about to enter the final year of a three-year, $ 34.5 million contract extension. The $ 11.5 million a year average from that 2018 deal now ranks him 16th among offensive tackles, according to Spotrac data.

Brown has been elected to four Pro Bowls In 14 seasons, he ranked second among last season’s tackles in pass block win rate from ESPN, and has been the undisputed leader in the offensive line of Seattle. But, he turned 36 last week, and has grappled with knee issues in recent years, with his offseason workload well cared for.

He remains scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the regular season that is about to begin.

Information from Jeremy Fowler and Adam Schefter was used in the writing of this note.

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