Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Dallas Cowboys sign safety Ken Hamlin to 6 year, $39 million contract
That's a healthy chunk of change for the Pro Bowler.
IRVING The Dallas Cowboys announced that they have signed Pro Bowl safety Ken Hamlin to a six-year, $39 million contract. The deal includes a $9 million signing bonus and guarantees of about $15 million.
Hamlin, who signed with the team in the 2007 offseason, finished his first year in Dallas with career numbers. He had his first 100-plus tackle season finishing with 102 stops - good for third on the team - and finished second on the team with five interceptions. Hamlin started all 16 games and the team's Divisional Playoff Game in 2007 on his way to being selected to the first Pro Bowl of his career.
Hamlin was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft and played his first four years with the Seahawks. He started 52 of the 54 regular season games he played in, recording 297 tackles, four sacks, 32 pass breakups, eight interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Hamlin was one of the NFL-record 13 Pro Bowlers the Cowboys had last season, when they matched a franchise record with 13 victories before collapsing against the eventual Super Bowl winning New York Giants in the divisional playoff game.
Source: Dallas Cowboys