The world champion Seattle Seahawks are “strongly considering” releasing defensive end Red Bryant in an attempt to clear up cap-space to re-sign defensive end Michael Bennett, NFL.com reported Monday.
According to NFL.com, cutting Bryant would save the team about $5.5 million of cap space.
The move comes as the Hawks also plan to cut wide receiver Sidney Rice. Both moves hint at the Hawks’ intention to re-sign Bennett and wide receiver Golden Tate, which have long been considered the Hawks’ off-season signing priorities.
Bryant, 29, had 30 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Hawks last season. He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2008.
Though he only played about 30 snaps a game last year for the Hawks, he is still considered one of the top defensive lineman on the market.
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