Seahawks keep S Bradley McDougald with 3-year, $13M deal

Ruben Hill
March 13, 2018

At least one member of the Seattle Seahawks' defensive secondary will be back next season, but yet another question mark was added Monday. Shead's contract tolled for 2018, but the Seahawks aren't interested in keeping him around.

Shead would have made $1.05 million in 2018 with the Seahawks.

That's due to a clause in the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement that states that players not activated off the Physically Unable to Perform List until after the sixth game of the season in the final year of their contract must have their contracts tolled (Shead was not activated until December 23).

McDougald announced that he was back with the organization via an Instagram post Monday.

The Seahawks have renewed their Kam Chancellor insurance package. "But it's our position, the NFL Players Association's position and the Seattle Seahawks' position that it does not toll".

The Seahawks have agreed to terms with safety Bradley McDougald on a three-year, $13.95 million deal, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

McDougald was fifth on the team in unassisted tackles with 45 and also had four pass defenses.

With Chancellor's football future in jeopardy because of a career-threatening neck injury, the Seahawks have approached Shead about possibly playing strong safety next season. We know he can play corner, and we like the way he plays at corner, but everything is open. But it's thought the hope here is that McDougald can pair with Thomas as the safeties next season.

"He's such a versatile player, he's played both for us", coach Pete Carroll said last week at the scouting combine.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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