Seahawks LS Clint Gresham lands contract extension
According to multiple reports, Gresham’s new contract is worth $1.655 million over the next two seasons, and includes a $275,000 signing bonus.
Gresham was previously scheduled to make $1.323 million this season, after signing a restricted free agent tender with the Seahawks in March. That would have made him the second highest paid long snapper in the league. By getting Gresham to agree to a contract extension, the Seahawks are saving $555,500 against the salary cap this season while keeping the steady special teams contributor around through 2014.
It’s easy to see how this is a good deal for both parties since it provides Gresham with long-term security in Seattle while the Hawks also receive some much needed cap relief.
It was highly expected of the Seahawks to lockup Gresham on a long-term deal after the released his main competition, Kyle Nelson on Monday. The Seahawks also previously signed Adam Steiner this offseason, to add some kicking competition in camp.
The 27-year-old Gresham played his entire career for the Seahawks, appearing in all 48 games over the past three seasons. However, the former Texans Christian product initially entered the league as an undrafted rookie with the New Orleans Saints in 2010, before being picked up on waivers by the Seahawks later in August.
Over his entire college career, Gresham combined eight tackles (seven solo, one assist) for the Horned Frogs.