At a time when the Seattle Seahawks have been exploring the possibility of forking over some big money to players from other teams, they have decided not to fork over any further money to one of the free agents they signed in a prior year.
Gone is safety Grant, the team announced on Monday. Per Greg Johns of SeattlePI.com, Grant was due to earn $17 million in nonguaranteed salary over the next three years, starting with $4 million in 2010.
In any other year, the Seahawks would have had to determine the cap acceleration and ask themselves whether it makes more sense to carry the dead money or to pay the $4 million and keep the player, possibly at a lower cap number. This year, however, the absence of a salary cap allows them to dump Grant at no cap charge — because there’s no cap.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks have announced that defensive end Darryl Tapp, a restricted free agent, has signed his tender, and thus is now under contract for 2010.
Finally, long snapper Matt Overton has been cut.
Yes, that Matt Overton. The Matt Overton of whom you had never previously heard.