Report: Watters May Go to Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) _ Running back Ricky Watters might be close to signing a free-agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
Watters met with Seahawks officials Tuesday night, along with Watters’ agent Leigh Steinberg. Seattle quarterback Warren Moon reportedly was lobbying for the match.
``Warren has been actively recruiting Ricky Watters,″ Steinberg told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The News Tribune of Tacoma reported today that the Seahawks were prepared to sign Watters to a four-year contract for $13 million, including a $5 million signing bonus.
KING-TV reported late Tuesday night that Watters agreed ``in principle″ to play for the Seahawks, although he still must pass a physical.
The Post-Intelligencer story said that after dining with Seahawks vice presidents Randy Mueller and Mickey Loomis, Moon and Steinberg, Watters was to meet today with Mueller at team headquarters.
``We’ve got to feel him out, he’s got to feel us out,″ Mueller said. ``He’s got to gather information and so do we.″
Watters will be 29 in April. He has had productive, but also turbulent, stays with the San Francisco 49ers (1991-94) and Philadelphia Eagles (1995-97).
If he signs, Watters would join Chris Warren, the team’s leading rusher for the last four years. Lamar Smith, Warren’s primary backup, was signed by New Orleans on Tuesday.