Carroll: LB Wagner 'going to be a Seahawk'

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Brady HendersonESPN

PHOENIX — The top of the market for inside linebackers just shot way up, but the rising price tag doesn’t seem to have dampened coach Pete Carroll’s optimism about the Seattle Seahawks getting an extension done this offseason with Bobby Wagner.

Speaking from the owners meetings on Tuesday, Carroll didn’t have much to say about a possible extension for quarterback Russell Wilson, who like Wagner is entering the final year of his contract. But the coach expressed confidence that Seattle would be able to lock up its All-Pro linebacker.

“Absolutely,” Carroll said when asked if talks have begun with Wagner. “We have met with Bobby just kind of in prelude to what it takes to do that. He’s an incredible player and been an incredible part of our program and the community and all that. Bobby’s going to be a Seahawk.”

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