Bobby Wagner: Russell Wilson tried to recruit him to Broncos before trade

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Former Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner was a guest on the Rich Eisen show yesterday and shared some very interesting news regarding his exit from the team. Wagner was unceremoniously released on the same day that trade sending Russell Wilson to the Broncos was reported.

However, it turns out Wagner already had a heads-up about the Denver deal. Apparently, a week before it happened Wilson called Wagner and asked him how he felt about joining him on the Broncos. Wagner said no, claiming his heart was in Seattle.

This is a pretty bad look for Wilson. It also makes the team’s decision to cut Wagner without offering a paycut or even telling him it was happening all that much more disappointing.

Wagner went on to sign a five-year, $50 million deal wih the division-rival Rams, who just won the Super Bowl and already had the strongest roster in the NFC by far.

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