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Seahawks sign safety Julian Love to reported 2-year contract

Mar 17, 2023, 10:49 AM | Updated: 2:08 pm

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Julian Love of the New York Giants celebrates after recovering a fumble on Oct. 16, 2022. (Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Seahawks have added to their secondary.

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CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reported Friday morning that 24-year-old safety Julian Love told her he is signing with the Seahawks. The team announced the signing Friday afternoon.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter then reported that Love’s contract with the Seahawks is a two-year deal worth up to $12 million.

Love was a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame, where he was a consensus first-team All-American in 2018. He’s appeared in 64 games (32 starts) for the New York Giants over his four NFL seasons, recording five interceptions and 18 pass breakups.

Love became a full-time starter for the Giants in 2022, playing 95% of the team’s defensive snaps under new head coach Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale. He set career-highs in starts (16), interceptions (2) and tackles (124). He was also named a team captain for the Giants.

Love was listed as a strong safety, but played all over the field for the Giants last season.

The Seahawks have a pair of Pro Bowlers at safety in free safety Quandre Diggs and strong safety Jamal Adams, but the latter suffered a season-ending quad injury in Week 1 of last year. He still has three years remaining on the four-year contract extension he signed ahead of the 2021 season.

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Also at safety, Ryan Neal is a restricted free agent after filling in for Adams last year and in previous seasons. The Seahawks used a right of first refusal tender on Neal, meaning he can negotiate with other teams but the Hawks can match any offer.

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