The Seattle Seahawks retained one of their key defensive starters by agreeing to terms with cornerback Jeremy Lane.

Lane and the Seahawks reached agreement on the deal on Wednesday night after the opening of free agency. Terms were not released by the team. NFL.com reported it was a four-year deal.

Lane quickly moved into the starting lineup opposite Richard Sherman last season after he finished recovering from serious arm and knee injuries suffered in Seattle's Super Bowl loss to New England. Lane's performance was impressive enough that Seattle benched and later cut veteran Cary Williams.

Lane appeared in six regular-season games and started both of Seattle's playoff games last season. Since being a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012, Lane has started six of 41 career games.

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