Breaking News:Seattle Seahawks release Deon Grant & re-sign Darryl Tapp

Published on March 15, 2010 by     Seahawk Fanatic

deon GrantThey also retained a key player as restricted free agent Darryl Tapp signed a one-year qualifying offer in time to participate in any offseason program.

But Seattles biggest news Monday was the subtraction of safety Deon Grant, who was released.

Grant, 31, was a three-year starter and defensive captain for Seattle after signing one of the largest contracts ever for an NFL safety in 2007. Grant was scheduled to make $4 million this season and $13 million total for 2011 and 2012.

Given Grants age and the size of his salary, Seattles decision wasnt a complete shock, but Grant said in a phone interview he wasnt expecting it.

“Not really,” Grant said. “I just got the phone call the other day.”

Grant just returned from Hawaii, where he attended meetings held by the NFL Players Association on behalf of his teammates. Now, those are former teammates, and Grant was disappointed, mostly he said because he felt the defense would make strides in a second season under defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

Instead, Seattle will now look for at least one starting safety. Jordan Babineaux was Seattles other starter last year.

Grant never missed a game in three seasons with Seattle and intercepted eight passes. Grant expressed no hard feelings.

“Me being in it for a minute, you do know that its a business,” Grant said. “I dont have anything bad to say about them. They gave me the opportunity to come here and continue my career.”

Tapp re-signs

Seattle didnt need to be all that worried about losing Tapp, a restricted free agent. The Seahawks would have had the right to match any offer he received or get a second-round pick from the team he signed with.

advertising

The Seahawks couldnt be certain they would have Tapp for all offseason activities, though.

They are now. Tapp signed Seattles qualifying offer of $1.176 million Monday. Tapp is a player coach Pete Carroll has repeatedly talked about featuring in the role of a roving pass rusher, and Tapps decision to sign the tender indicates the enthusiasm is mutual.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

11970517-standard

He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better

The drill for Brandon Mebane interviews follows a script: Writer asks Seattle Seahawks PR guy to set it ...
600x405x140930-gilliam-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DwhV7Niefu

New RT Garry Gilliam improves rapidly

Don’t tell Garry Gilliam his first start wasn’t in a real game. Trying to block Justin Houston is as ...
_d4s7270

Seahawks Linebackers Impress in Kansas City

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a pregame message for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Despite having only five ...
1cst_-0788

Rookie Tyler Lockett Shines in Seahawks Debut

When the Seahawks, a team known for moving back in the draft to accumulate picks, traded away four ...
cst_ek2v0988

A Surprise Leader At Left Guard, And Other Observations

The Seahawks started practice Wednesday outside under blue skies, and finished it inside with hail rattling off the ...
_rm11666

Seahawks Training Camp Day 8: Three Takeaways From The “Mock Game”

At the eighth practice of Seahawks training camp presented by Bing, the team conducted a "Mock Game" in ...
_rm16972

Three Things We Learned From Defensive Coordinator Kris Richard

Following day four of Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Kris Richard took time to ...
Seattle Seahawks

Ahtyba Rubin Steps Up, And Other Observations From Day 3 Of Seahawks Training Camp

Day 3 of Seahawks training camp meant the first day of practicing in pads, so it was a ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz