Seahawks re-sign free agent running back Chris Carson

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 30: Chris Carson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown against Rodney McLeod #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 30, 2020 in Philadelphia, Penn

The Seahawks have reached a deal to keep running back Chris Carson in Seattle. 

The two year deal is worth $14.25M, according to the NFL. Talks of a deal surfaced on March 19th of a two-year deal worth $24.6M, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"Chris is a huge priority, and we'd love to have him back," said head coach Pete Carroll said in a Seahawks statement on Saturday. "Chris has got to look out for himself, so he's got to see what the situation is, but we would love for him to be back with us. He's been a terrific part of our team, and hopefully we can keep that going."

Carson has rushed for 3,270 yards in four seasons.

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Seattle is also expected to bring back starting center Ethan Pocic on a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Pocic became a free agent when the new league year started on Wednesday.

The Seahawks announced in a separate move they re-signed fullback and special teams standout Nick Bellore for a third season with the team. Bellore was a Pro Bowl selection as a special teams player this past season.

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Weeks prior, Seattle signed defensive tackle Poona Ford to a two-year contract, locking up one of the key pieces of their defense. And most recently, brought back veteran defensive tackle Al Woods.

The team also agreed to terms with free agent tight end Gerald Everett on a one-year deal. Everett posted about the decision on social media and NFL Network reported the deal is worth up to $7 million.

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