Russell Wilson signed a four-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him become one of the most successful young quarterbacks in NFL history.
"Blessed to be w/ this organization for 4 more years! Can't wait to get on field w/ the fellas!" Wilson tweeted early Friday morning.
MMQB.com reported the extension is for four years and $87.6 million.
About to begin his fourth season, Wilson has led Seattle to the playoffs all three seasons, beating Denver in the Super Bowl in his second season before losing to New England in the title game in February.
He's also been a bargain for Seattle financially. The 2015 season will be the first time Wilson is scheduled to make more than $1 million.
While Wilson's deal was the focus, other Seahawks players expressed dissatisfactions with their deals. The rookie contract of All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner is also up after the 2015 season, and he said his personal deadline for getting a contract extension is "now."
Defensive end Michael Bennett, who signed a $28 million, four-year deal after the Seahawks' first Super Bowl title, said he wants a redo, and strong safety Kam Chancellor did not report to camp, unhappy with the extension he signed before the 2013 season.
Galette finds a home
Less than a week after being released by New Orleans because of off-field problems, linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract with Washington. The deal is for the league minimum — $745,000 for a player entering his sixth season, according to agent Alvin Keels.
Winston to start
Coach Lovie Smith officially named No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting quarterback
"It's not like it's a total shock to him or anything like that," Smith said. "We brought him here to be our quarterback, and he is."
•The NFL and the players' union say they want a New York judge to resolve their dispute over Tom Brady's four-game suspension by Sept. 4. The league and union filed a joint letter in U.S. District Court proposing a ruling by that date.
•Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith, a second-round pick out of Ohipo State, will miss the majority of training camp after breaking some ribs during practice Friday. The team said Smith was being hospitalized overnight as a precaution after getting hurt earlier while making an impressive catch of a pass that deflected off the hands of cornerback Marcus Williams.
•On a tumultuous day for Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the second-year player received a one-game suspension from the NFL, nearly a year after being cited for marijuana possession, then was carted off the field after suffering a leg injury in practice.
• Receiver Jared Abbrederis was held out of Packers training camp Friday because of a concussion. The second-year player got hurt on the opening day of practice on Thursday on a hard fall.