Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) stretches prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks rework LT Duane Brown’s contract

The Seattle Seahawks have reworked the final year of left tackle Duane Brown’s contract, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection will receive a $7 million signing bonus and $4 million in salary for 2021, per ESPN.

Brown, 36, had been scheduled to earn $10 million in base salary and up to another $1 million in per-game roster bonuses. While the total compensation doesn’t change, he receives more money up front with the new arrangement.

Brown’s “hold-in” ended Monday when he returned to practice. Coach Pete Carroll pronounced him “ready to go” for Sunday’s season opener at Indianapolis.

A first-round pick by Houston in 2008, Brown has made 186 starts for the Texans (2008-17) and Seahawks. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2012 and made the Pro Bowls after the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 campaigns.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first quarter as New York Jets cornerback Blessuan Austin (31) defends at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Seahawks signing CB Blessuan Austin

The Seattle Seahawks are signing former New York Jets cornerback Blessuan Austin, multiple outlets reported.

Austin, 25, was a sixth-round pick in 2019 and started 16 of his 18 games with the Jets the past two seasons.

New York released him on Wednesday after reportedly trying to find a trade partner.

Austin has recorded 88 career tackles, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

–Field Level Media

Iowa State redshirt senior forward Michael Jacobson poses for a photo during media day for Iowa State mens basketball on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Ames.

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Seahawks sign ex-college basketball player as a tight end

The Seattle Seahawks signed former college basketball player Michael Jacobson as a tight end on Friday.

The 6-foot-7, 244-pounder played high school football in Iowa and earned a scholarship offer from Iowa State, but opted to pursue a hoops career at Nebraska.

Jacobson played two seasons with the Cornhuskers before transferring to Iowa State, where he averaged 7.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 32 starts in his final season in 2019-20.

He averaged 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 132 career games (123 starts) with the Huskers (2015-17) and Cyclones (2018-20).

Jacobson, 24, played basketball professionally last season in Ukraine.

He will look to become the next collegiate power forward to find success as an NFL tight end, a group that includes All-Pros Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham. Graham, now with the Chicago Bears, played with Seattle from 2015-17.

The Seahawks waived wide receiver Darvin Kidsy to make room on the 90-man roster for Jacobson.

–Field Level Media

Oct 28, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson (4) jogs onto the field during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Seahawks P Michael Dickson signs 4-year extension

The Seattle Seahawks signed punter Michael Dickson to a four-year extension, multiple outlets reported Friday.

NFL Network reported the deal includes $14.5 million in new money, including $10.6 million in the first two years.

Dickson, 25, was entering the final season of the four-year, $2.75 million rookie deal he signed in May 2018.

Drafted in the fifth round in 2018, Dickson made the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro honors as a rookie.

Through his first three seasons with Seattle, the University of Texas product has punted 213 times and averaged 47.5 yards per punt in 48 games.

–Field Level Media

Nov 24, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) runs for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Seahawks declining RB Rashaad Penny’s option

The Seattle Seahawks plan to decline running back Rashaad Penny’s fifth-year option, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Penny, 25, was the No. 27 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft but played only 38 snaps in three games last season after recovering from a torn ACL.

He would have earned $4.52 million in 2022 but instead will become a free agent after the 2021 campaign.

Penny has rushed for 823 yards and five touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 158 yards and one TD in 27 games. He injured his left knee in December 2019 and did not return until Week 15 in 2020.

–Field Level Media