Seattle locks up DE Bryant with multi-year deal

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks and big defensive end Red Bryant have agreed to terms on a new contract to keep Bryant with the Seahawks.

Seattle announced the agreement on Tuesday during the first day of NFL free agency. Terms of Bryant's deal were not announced, but ESPN.com reported it was worth $35 million over five years with $14.5 million in guarantees.

Bryant transformed into one of Seattle's most valuable defensive players after appearing on his way out of the NFL after the 2009 season. But after being shifted to defensive end by coach Pete Carroll, Bryant has flourished as a space-eating run stuffer along the defensive edge. He had additional pull to stay in Seattle as his father-in-law is former Seahawks great Jacob Green.

Seattle also announced agreement on a new deal with special teams standout Heath Farwell, who led the Seahawks in special teams tackles last season.