The Seattle Seahawks have been busy getting deals done.
On the heels of the contract extension for defensive end Chris Clemons, the Seahawks have announced an extension for center Max Unger, who was entering the final year of his contract and is the only lineman that pre-dates the Pete Carroll era, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.
“Pete and I are excited to lock up a young core leader on our offense," general manager John Schneider said in a statement released by the club. “Max's consistent and professional approach to his job transcends the locker room and the huddle.”
Locking up young players before they finish their contracts is smart business. The Seahawks don’t have to pay open-market prices to retain their players, who in turn get some security. It also sends a clear message to the locker room that if you perform well, you will be rewarded.
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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune