Leonard Williams staying with Seahawks, agrees to 3-year deal

The Seahawks have agreed to terms with defensive lineman Leonard Williams, according to Ian Rapoport at NFL Network.

Tom Pelissero followed up moments later with details that it’s a three-year deal worth a total of $64.5 million.

Originally a first-round pick by the Jets back in 2015, Williams came over to the Seahawks in a mid season trade with the Giants. In 10 games in a Seattle uniform he was their most-effective defender, totaling four sacks, 11 quarterback hits and 15 pressures despite frequently seeing double teams.

As expected, re-signing Williams wasn’t cheap and while the trade to get him may not have been a brilliant idea, allowing him to leave would have made the Seahawks’ defense worse where it matters most.

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