Seahawks' Lockett agrees to contract extension

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on Dec. 31.Photo Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

WR Tyler Lockett and the Seahawks agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.

The Seahawks did not specify the exact length of the deal, although multiple media outlets reported that it's for three years.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Lockett agreed to the deal that has $20 million in guaranteed money. Per Garafolo, the base total value of the pact is $31.8 million while the maximum is $37.8 million.

Lockett, who finished with 45 catches for 555 yards and two touchdowns last season, was set to make $1.9 million during the final year of his rookie contract.

With Lockett signed, the Seahawks can turn their attention to free safety Earl Thomas, who is holding out while seeking either a new contract or a trade.

Lockett appeared to be an emerging star after earning Pro Bowl honors as a rookie with the Seahawks in 2015. He then endured two injury-plagued seasons, namely due to an ailing knee in 2016, and a compound fracture in his right leg in 2017.

The 25-year-old Lockett has recorded 137 receptions for 1,816 yards and nine touchdowns in 47 career games since being selected by Seattle in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He has returned one punt and two kickoffs for touchdowns over his first three years.

The Seahawks are hoping Lockett can regain that form that led to a career-best 51 receptions for six touchdowns as a rookie. The 5-foot-10, 182-pound Lockett also averaged 9.5 yards on punt returns that year.

Higher expectations for Lockett also come on the heels of fellow wideout Doug Baldwin admitting that his knee injury is something that he will have to "deal with the rest of the season."

Earlier this month in The Players' Tribune, Thomas wrote that he should be paid significantly more than the $8.5 million base salary he's due.

A six-time Pro Bowl safety, Thomas was the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Seattle. In eight seasons with the Seahawks, Thomas has 642 tackles and 25 interceptions in 121 career regular-season games.

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