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Seahawks pass on Carpenter option

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The Seahawks have made plenty of great draft picks under G.M. John Schneider.  Guard James Carpenter wasn’t one of them.

The team has announced that the fifth-year option on Carpenter’s 2011 rookie contract won’t be exercised.

The 25th overall pick four years ago, Carpenter started 10 games in the 2013 regular season.  He also started Super Bowl XLVIII.

Carpenter remains under contract for 2014.  He’ll be eligible for free agency next season, and it’s possible the Seahawks will keep him around.

For now, the team simply has decided that it would be too expensive to keep him around in 2015 under the fifth-year option salary of more than $7 million.

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16 Responses to “Seahawks pass on Carpenter option”
  1. hanspard says: May 2, 2014 7:32 PM

    I still remember Nick Saban being caught on camera saying, “Wow” when he got picked. You knew right there the pick was bad when his own college coach was surprised.

  2. jshawaii22 says: May 2, 2014 7:35 PM

    He was going to be OK… then he got hurt… then he got BIG… then he got bad. Worth $700k a year, not 7m.


  3. swaggyy says: May 2, 2014 7:44 PM

    Please draft Yankey

  4. raiderapologist says: May 2, 2014 8:02 PM

    See what happens when you don’t get on the PED program?

  5. vikesr4reel says: May 2, 2014 8:03 PM

    Dad, why is there a little star next to Seattle’s name for their Super Bowl?

    Son, they believe that if your not cheating your not if you want to get paid think peds…

  6. jprcox says: May 2, 2014 8:10 PM

    Depending on the draft and camp, I’d say he isn’t even a lock to be on the team for 2014.

  7. allidoiswin55 says: May 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    Seattle had led suspend players on their roster than over 3/4 of the nfl right now . They also were slightly ahead of a couple other teams even in the middle of their “suspended ” headlines . Barely surpassing the redskins and only a cpl from Demver and others .

  8. 12thlegion says: May 2, 2014 8:29 PM

    allidoiswin55 – Do some actual RESEARCH before you open that dick flap you call a mouth. You’re an idiot, and just vagina-hurt. I’m going to refer to you as “Janet” from now on. So just be quiet, Janet.

  9. bartpkelly says: May 2, 2014 8:39 PM

    Drafts are so hit and miss. You can Seattle blew the pick but the did draft a starting Superbowl lineman. The draft where they took Russell Wilson was rated an ‘F’ and Sherman being drafted was a complete fail in many draft gurus eyes.

    If your going to not miss on a pick, a number in the mid 2os is better than a top 10. The Seahawks drafting has been exceptionaly good the last few years.

  10. bnwpnw says: May 2, 2014 8:53 PM

    Beware the Alabama draft pick. Generally already used and abused and pretty much broken down before their (pro) career is even started.

  11. osiris33 says: May 2, 2014 10:03 PM

    The guy came late to camp as a rookie, got hurt and finally stayed healthy last year when all he did was start in the Super Bowl and crush people, especially in the run game. It’s a little early to write him off.

  12. haansel82 says: May 2, 2014 10:20 PM

    Still better than Danny Watkins.

  13. kamthechancellor says: May 3, 2014 1:23 AM

    You’re playing for your next contract now big fella.

  14. seahonky says: May 3, 2014 2:19 AM

    Kid: Have the Vikings ever won a Super Bowl?

    Dad: No, son and they never will.

  15. kingpoch says: May 3, 2014 2:39 AM

    Another swing and a miss by Seattle. Get used to it

  16. fnc111 says: May 4, 2014 12:36 PM

    Number check bro. It was three years ago not four. 2011 draft.

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