Pro Bowl veteran K.J. Wright, right, and his All-Pro middle-linebacker partner Bobby Wagner, left, will play together again in 2019. That’s because Wright signed a two-year contract extension worth up to $15 million on Thursday, instead of leaving in free agency.
Pro Bowl veteran K.J. Wright, right, and his All-Pro middle-linebacker partner Bobby Wagner, left, will play together again in 2019. That’s because Wright signed a two-year contract extension worth up to $15 million on Thursday, instead of leaving in free agency. Ted S. Warren AP
Pro Bowl veteran K.J. Wright, right, and his All-Pro middle-linebacker partner Bobby Wagner, left, will play together again in 2019. That’s because Wright signed a two-year contract extension worth up to $15 million on Thursday, instead of leaving in free agency. Ted S. Warren AP

Gregg Bell is the Seahawks and NFL writer for The News Tribune. In January 2019 he was named the Washington state sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He started covering the NFL in 2002 as the Oakland Raiders beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. The Ohio native began covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season of 2005. In a prior life he graduated from West Point and served as a tactical intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, so he may ask you to drop and give him 10.