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Seattle LB Wagner lands big-money deal

ReutersNot only did All-Pro Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks negotiate a contract extension, but he reportedly is now the NFL’s highest-paid inside linebacker.

The team announced Friday merely that Wagner signed a multiyear extension, but ESPN and NFL Network reported that he got a three-year deal worth $54 million, including $40.2 million guaranteed.

The $18 million average per season surpasses the $17 million average that C.J. Mosley received by signing a five-year, $85 million free agent deal with the New York Jets in March. According to Spotrac, the $18 million average puts Wagner in a tie for sixth with Detroit Lions cornerback Tre Flowers among defensive players.

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