It's the end of an era in Seattle.
On Thursday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks terminated the contracts of safety Kam Chancellor and wide receiver Doug Baldwin due to failed physicals.
Chancellor and Baldwin were to of the most iconic players in team history, with both of them leading the team to their first Super Bowl win in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Chancellor, the hard-hitting safety, retired at the end of the 2017 season after suffering a neck injury. During his eight years with the Seahawks, Chancellor attended four Pro Bowls, forced nine fumbles, and hauled in 12 interceptions.
Baldwin served as quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite and perhaps most consistent target with the Seahawks. He saw 722 targets in his eight seasons with the team, catching 493 of them for 6,563 yards and 49 touchdowns, all of which rank in the top-three among receivers in franchise history. He was pondering retirement following the 2018 season.
Seahawks GM John Schneider on releasing Kam Chancellor and Doug Baldwin: pic.twitter.com/FV1QbDIppF— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) May 9, 2019
While it's sad to see two legendary players go in such unceremonious fashion, their value to the franchise cannot be understated.
Baldwin and Chancellor left a lasting mark on the Seattle Seahawks the likes of which will be difficult for future players to ever replicate.