Seattle Seahawks, RB Chris Carson agree on new deal

Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks and free agent running back Chris Carson reached an agreement on a two-year contract worth up to $14,625,000, according to multiple media reports Friday night.

Carson, 26, emerged as a key contributor in the Seahawks’ backfield over the past three seasons. He surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in 2018 and 2019, and last season he finished with nine touchdowns (five rushing, four receiving) in 12 games.

The Seahawks added a third void year to the deal to help with managing the salary cap, ESPN and NFL.com reported.

In 45 career games (44 starts), Carson has rushed for 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also has caught 101 passes for 775 yards and seven touchdowns.

Seattle drafted Carson in the seventh round (No. 249 overall) out of Oklahoma State in 2017.

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