The Seahawks have decided that Chris Clemons is expendable.
Clemons, a 32-year-old veteran who had been viewed as a likely cap casualty, was informed today that he is being released. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the move saves the Seahawks $7.5 million in cap room.
Clemons arrived in Seattle in 2010 and made an instant impact: He started all 16 games and had 11 or more sacks for three straight years. But in 2013 his role in the defense was reduced, and although he was in the starting lineup for most games, he had just 4.5 sacks.
Jared Allen is reportedly a potential free agent target of the Seahawks, and he could make sense as a replacement for the part that Clemons played in Seattle’s defense.