Posted July 24, 2012

Report: Chris Clemons, Seahawks agree to new contract

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The Seattle Seahawks and defensive end Chris Clemons have agreed to a new multi-year contract, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday night. NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora added that the extension is for three years.

Earlier this offseason, NFL.com reported that Clemons had turned down a two-year, $14 million extension earlier this offseason. He also did not participate in the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, forfeiting $1 million in base-salary under the original terms of his contract, which he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008.

Clemons has become a stalwart on the Seahawks’ defensive line over the past two seasons, starting all 32 games for Seattle. He has 100 tackles and 22 sacks in that span, after totaling 20 sacks in his first six NFL seasons.

With Clemons locked up for the foreseeable future, the Seahawks two ends appear set for at least the next few seasons. The Seahawks drafted West Virginia pass-rusher Bruce Irvin with the 15th pick in 2012, and he will most likely start opposite Clemons.