Clemens rejects Seahawks extension, to test free agency

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Chris Clemons

Veteran defensive end Chris Clemons unexpectedly held out of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp.  Come 2013, he could be walking out of Seattle.

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Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange reports that Clemons has decided not to sign an extension with the Seahawks, opting instead to become a free agent in 2013.

Per Pasquarelli, the team offered to convert his current deal, which pays a base salary of $4 million in 2012, into a three-year contract with $8 million in 2012, $4.5 million in 2013, and $5.5 million in 2014.  Clemons declined.

Clemons has opted not to participate in the team’s offseason program, giving up a $100,000 workout bonus and, due to his decision to boycott the mandatory minicamp, exposing himself to $63,000 in fines. Read more here…

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