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Report: Russell Wilson Recruiting Bobby Wagner To Join Broncos

Mar 14, 2022, 4:28 PM
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Bobby Wagner #54 and Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks react after a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at Lumen Field on September 19, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Seattle Seahawks and current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is “doing his best” to recruit his recent teammate and ex-Utah State linebacker, Bobby Wagner, to join him in the Mile High City.

Wagner was released by Seattle on March 8. Wilson was traded to the Broncos earlier that day.

The Pro Bowl duo entered the league together in 2012 as draft picks by the Seahawks. They played with each other through the end of the 2021 season.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Wilson is trying to persuade Wagner to join him in Denver.

“Russell Wilson isn’t officially a Bronco yet, but he’s doing his best to improve the roster — by recruiting Bobby Wagner to play with him in Denver, per sources,” Fowler tweeted. “Former teammates that played 10 years together in Seattle could reunite, though Wagner has an expansive market.”

Wilson and Wagner helped Seattle win Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013.

About Bobby Wagner

The former USU standout was selected to his eighth consecutive Pro Bowl in 2021.

This season, Wagner recorded 170 total tackles, 93 solo tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one interception, and five pass breakups.

During his 10-year career, Wagner has posted 1,383 total tackles, 818 solo tackles, 23.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries, 11 interceptions, 60 pass breakups, and one touchdown in 150 games.

The Seahawks missed the postseason with a 7-10 record in 2021.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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