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Seahawks Come To Terms With DE Jimmy Wilkerson

The Seahawks have agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, Aaron Wilson of reports.

According to Wilson, the one-year deal is worth $1.5 million.

Wilkerson (6-foot-2, 270) has 179 tackles and 14 quarterback sacks in an eight-year career that began as a sixth-round pick out of Oklahoma by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003. Wilkerson spent five seasons in Kansas City before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, posting 11.5 sacks in 31 games before tearing an ACL in his knee.

After visiting the Seahawks last summer, where former Buccaneers linebackers coach Gus Bradley was the defensive coordinator, Wilkerson signed with the New Orleans Saints, recording a pair of quarterback sacks in 16 games.

By signing with the Seahawks, Wilkerson reunites with Seattle’s first-year defensive line coach Todd Wash, who was Wilkerson’s position coach during the two most productive seasons of his career.

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