No one is safe in Seattle this offseason. The Seahawks are actively unloading players to open up cap space and it's slowly becoming Russell Wilson's team.
Michael Bennett was traded to the Eagles yesterday, Richard Sherman will be traded
Veteran Jeremy Lane is expected to be cut by the Seahawks. Releasing him will free up $4.75 million in cap space.
Richard Sherman could no longer be a Seahawk by the weekend https://t.co/FOP84XiT4f— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) March 8, 2018
Lane signed a four-year contract with the team in 2016, but has struggled to stay on the field. He's been an off-and-on starter the past three seasons because of injuries.
This isn't the first time the Seahawks tried to move Lane. He was packaged in a deal to acquire offensive tackle Duane Brown last season. Lane then failed his physical and was sent back to Seattle. The trouble continued when he was arrested for driving under the influence in early January, which will likely result in a suspension.
From a starter to now cap casualty, business moves fast in the NFL.
Wait, so the Seahawks trade Bennett and now getting ready to release Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane. WTF is going on with the Seahawks organization. 樂來— Corddaryl Woodford (@Corddaryl) March 8, 2018
Lane should have a fairly decent market once free agency begins but the need for cornerback only begins to loom larger in Seattle.