The Jimmy Graham era started Saturday, as the Seattle Seahawks' newly acquired tight end came up with a leaping catch of a Russell Wilson pass.
Cam Newton pleased for Russell Wilson
"I'm pretty sure he deserved it," Newton said of Wilson's reported $87.6M deal. "I'm always appreciative of guys who work hard. I'm a firm believer in hard work pays off, and it's great to see that a guy of his stature, with so much that he's accomplished, is being compensated for it."
Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Russell Wilson's salary-cap number this year will be $6.9 million, about $1.9 million over what the Seattle Seahawks wanted.
Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team is working hard to complete a four-year extension with Bobby Wagner.
Russell Wilson joins the list of quarterbacks with the most guaranteed money in the NFL.
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Bennett offered his support to the holdout of safety Kam Chancellor.
Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones discuss Russell Wilson's contact, Tom Brady's role at Patriots training camp, if the Jets should be worried about Sheldon Richardson and more.
Wagner tweet: 'Can't keep everyone'
With Russell Wilson's new contract done, the Seahawks can now focus on Bobby Wagner's extension and Kam Chancellor's holdout. Still, Wagner's cryptic tweet on Friday was a bad sign. NFL rumors roundup
Sando: Seahawks maintain core players
Writes Mike Sando: "By signing [Russell] Wilson and nearly all the other front-line players on the team, Seattle is not banking on the draft to find as many immediate starters. That is a luxury the team has earned by methodically re-signing its best players." Winning formula
The Seahawks extended Russell Wilson's contract and have now managed to keep the core of their team together for the next several seasons.
ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates delves into Russell Wilson's new deal with Seattle worth $87M with $60M guaranteed as well as what the Seahawks will do with Kam Chancellor.
It's really quite simple: Between Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman, who's the league's best cornerback?
Wilson a top fantasy option for 2015
Seahawks fans don't have to worry about Russell Wilson's contract, but will he be on your fantasy team this season? He enters camp as ESPN's No. 3-ranked fantasy QB, throwing a lot to Jimmy Graham. Play for free
Greeny & Golic discuss the allegations against Sheldon Richardson, the suspensions at Ohio State, JPP's status with the Giants and chat with Field Yates & Brock Huard.
The Seattle Seahawks made Russell Wilson one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. Stats & Info goes into the numbers behind the deal.
Clayton: Both sides win in Wilson deal
"[Russell] Wilson deserved to be paid and he accepted a strong contract. Call it a 'checkdown' with a great pay-off. Or call it taking the safe play, but the right play. ... It came down to the deadline, but in the end this was a win-win deal," John Clayton wrote. Good job, everyone
Russell Wilson got a lot of money, avoided the distraction of a cloudy future hanging over the season, and will be a free agent again at 30. Everybody wins, writes John Clayton.
ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton shares his thoughts on Russell Wilson's contract extension with the Seahawks and more.
Russell Wilson, by the numbers
The QB and the Seahawks have agreed to a deal that will make Wilson one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. And the numbers say Wilson is worth it. All he does is win
BREAKING: Russell Wilson and Seahawks reach contract extension for 4 years, $87.6 million. (Via ESPN and Sports Illustrated)
Wilson hit the ground running
Russell Wilson, who agreed to a 4-year extension with Seattle today, has rushed for 1,877 yards in his career, the most among all QBs since 2012 and the second-most by any QB in their first three seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger.
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