The Washington Redskins have extended the contract of fullback Mike Sellers, according to league sources. Sellers, who switched over to Drew Rosenhaus as his agent in an attempt to get a new contract, received a $600,000 signing bonus as part of the deal, and has a $400,000 option bonus for 2010, which means essentially he will get $1 million additional as part of the deal.
Sellers’s old contract was set to expire after the 2010 season, but now he is signed through 2014. Given he is a fullback in his ninth year, he likely won’t see too much of those future salaries. However, he is now set to make $745,000 this season, $855,000 next season, $950,000 in 2011, $1.045 million in 2012, $1.145 million in 2013 and $1.2 million in 2014.
Sellers has been a productive lead blocker for running back Clinton Portis and, at various times in his Redskins’ career, was a short-yardage option and red-zone receiving threat, although his role under Jim Zornhas focused primarily on blocking. Sellers did not participate in part of Washington’s offseason program while attempting to get a new contract, instead working out on his own
Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh also switched over his representation to Rosenhaus in the offseason, seeking a new deal, but he has yet to receive an extension. McIntosh’s history of knee problems is a concern for some in the organization.