Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/15/12

Although there was a Thursday suggestion that the Seahawks and defensive end Chris Clemons are negotiating a possible extension, the report was hardly accurate.

The club did make Clemons an offer, but that was quite a while ago, and there has been no substantive dialogue since.

Unless one counts a late-week text message from agent Don Henderson to general manager John Schneider -- suggesting the two men discuss Clemons' situation on Monday -- as dialogue.

It's possible, if the men speak next week, that Henderson will propose an Osi Umenyiora-style upgrade of Clemons' contract for 2012 -- but with more money and, clearly, more perks. Last week, Umenyiora, who was scheduled to make $3.975 million in base salary for '12, with $750,000 in bonuses, agreed to a substandard contract that elevated his compensation to $6 million.

But that's only if Umenyiora plays every game, since $750,000 of the deal is tied to prorated ($46,875 per game) appearances.

There are no bonuses in the new contract and it does not include a stipulation that the Giants can't use the franchise tag on Umenyiora next spring, when he can be a free agent.

If Clemons signed an upgraded one-year contract, and had Seattle agree not to franchise him after the season, he would be a free agent at the age of 31.

Even at that age, though, chances are that Clemons, one of only six players in the NFL to have recorded at least 11 sacks in each of the last two seasons, would probably have some suitors in a league that values getting to the quarterback. Just a few more Clemons-related items: First, the stance by Seattle officials, who feigned surprise that Clemons wasn't at the minicamp this week, was a charade.

They were informed last week that Clemons, who had worked out in the Seattle area earlier this offseason, but returned home to Atlanta frustrated at the lack of progress on his contract, and skipped the OTAs, would not be present.

Second, while it's probably not a point that will sell well, it is notable that Clemons, who has started all 34 games (including playoffs) in Seattle in two seasons, has never negotiated a contract with the Seahawks.

His five-year, $12.6 million contract, entering its final season, was signed with Philadelphia as a free agent in 2008. In what has turned out to be a heist for Seattle, the Eagles traded Clemons and a fourth-round draft pick to the Seahawks in 2010 for end Darryl Tapp, In his two seasons in Philly, Tapp has 5.5 sacks, has started just three games, and might not even make the team this season.

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