Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14
An unnamed representative of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson called the team to insist that the rookie’s contract be adjusted following his 2012 campaign, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. This report was later denied by Wilson’s agent, Bus Cook. Mortensen was unwilling to back off of the statement, but added that the comments could have been made without Wilson’s knowledge. Whatever the case, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes that a restructuring won’t happen for at least another two seasons. The NFL’s new CBA prevents rookie contracts from being renegotiated until three of the four mandatory years have been completed. Considering Wilson was selected in the third round of last spring’s draft, he is currently signed to a four-year, $2.996 million contract. Meanwhile, backup Matt Flynn is making many times that after signing his free agent deal with the club last offseason. Florio believes this is just another reason for Seattle to trade Flynn. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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  • I hope Russell Wilson had nothing to do with this! He's a smart kid, so I would think he knew that he couldn't renegotiate a rookie contract after the first season. If he didn't, his agent knew for sure! The Seahawks finaly draft a franchise QB and someone in his (Wilson's) camp starts yappin about a new contract! If nothing else, it makes RW look bad! Please say it aint so! To whomever called the Seahawks, Stay in your own lane!
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