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Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner is joyful to be enjoying shut to dwelling, nevertheless he made it determined Friday that he never wished to trot away the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks released Wagner in March as a cost-cutting switch, and he advised Bob Condotta of the Seattle Conditions this week that the switch flew in the face of his needs:
“I didn’t desire to trot away Seattle. But when I became going to trot away Seattle, dwelling became the subsequent-most attention-grabbing thing for me and so being ready to be dwelling, relish, I’m at peace with the gap. But mute, any competitor is having a observe ahead to going relieve to the place that you just played that they felt relish you did not have nothing left and proving them unsuitable.”
After hanging together a Hall of Reputation resume in 10 seasons with the Seahawks, Wagner is now enjoying for his hometown personnel and one amongst Seattle’s NFC West opponents in the Rams.
The 32-year-oldschool Wagner became a second-round take by Seattle in the 2012 NFL draft out of Utah Recount, and he went on to was one amongst the glorious avid gamers in franchise history.
Wagner racked up eight Pro Bowl nods, six first-personnel All-Pro picks and gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Seahawks. He became also named to the Pro Soccer Hall of Reputation’s All-Decade Crew for the 2010s.
He registered 100 or extra entire tackles in every of his 10 seasons in Seattle and executed with 1,383 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, six compelled fumbles and 4 touchdowns in all.
Wagner overlooked stunning two video games over the past six seasons, and even in his closing season with the Seahawks, he became extremely productive with a profession-high 170 tackles.
The Seahawks went to substantial lengths to natty wage this offseason after lacking the playoffs closing season, releasing the face of their protection in Wagner and trading chief of their offense in quarterback Russell Wilson.
Seattle saved $16.6 million against the cap by cutting Wagner, which aided the organization deal in phrases of starting its rebuild, or no longer no longer as a lot as its retooling fragment.
Wagner wasn’t on the market long, as he signed a five-year, $50 million cope with the Rams, marking a mountainous addition to a Los Angeles personnel that gained the Tremendous Bowl closing season.
Even supposing he is relieve in his hometown of L.A. and is enjoying for the enemy, Wagner mute has an affinity for the metropolis of Seattle.
As infamous by Condotta, Wagner plans to retain a intention in Seattle, and he took fragment in a King County Boys & Girls Membership tournament this week sooner than he heads south for Rams practising camp.