Sources: Chris Clemons extended
Sando: Seahawks Lock Up Clemons
Looks like Chris Clemons' decision to skip a mandatory minicamp won't cost him $1 million in 2012 salary, after all, Mike Sando writes. Blog
Clemons, 30, led the Seahawks in sacks with 11 last season. He was entering the final year of his contract and had been seeking an extension. Clemons skipped a mandatory minicamp last month, triggering a contract clause that reduced his 2012 base salary from $4 million to $3 million. The new deal makes that reduction a non-issue.
Contract terms were not immediately available.
At 6-foot-3 and 254 pounds, Clemons fits the pass-rushing role coach Pete Carroll envisioned for him when Seattle traded Darryl Tapp to the Philadelphia Eagles for Clemons and a fourth-round choice in 2010.
Seattle finished last season with 33 sacks, tied for 19th in the NFL. Clemons collected one-third of them, reflecting the team's need for an additional top-flight pass-rusher, which they hope they attained in selecting Bruce Irvin in the first round of this year's draft.
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