RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for this morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll.
NFL Network reported Thursday night, citing a “source,” that Carroll and the Seahawks had reached agreement on a contract extension. Carroll’s original five-year deal with Seattle was set to expire after the 2014 season.
The Seahawks announcement did not specify the nature of the news conference and team officials would not confirm the report of an extension for Carroll.
Carroll reached the top of the NFL last season, leading the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title. Lured away from USC in 2010, Carroll tore down then rebuilt the Seahawks roster into one of the best in the NFL. He’s 38-26 in four regular seasons with Seattle.
Long snapper added
The Seahawks signed long snapper Jurgen Hus on Thursday.
Hus, 24, played two preseason games last season for the St. Louis Rams before being cut.
Clint Gresham has been the Seahawks’ long snapper since 2010. Gresham is on the books for a $750,000 base salary in 2014.