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Seahawks QB Wilson has insurance policy

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Russell Wilson might be paid only $1.5 million in salary in 2015, but he will also be protected by a multi-million dollar insurance policy in case of injury.

ESPN reported Tuesday that Wilson had taken out the insurance policy, similar to the policies approved by the NCAA for college players expected to enter the NFL within a year.

Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are stalled in talks geared toward a long-term deal and the quarterback who guided the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances said recently he is ready to play 2015 without a long-term deal.

The Seahawks are focusing on other contracts, including that of inside linebacker Bobby Wagner, seemingly pushing Wilson’s deal to next year’s business.

When free agency opens in March 2016, Wilson is likely to command at least $20 million per season. The Seahawks can retain refusal rights by naming him the team’s franchise player but that comes at an anticipated cost of around $24 million in salary for the 2016 season.


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