The Seahawks truly can’t keep everybody.
The team has released defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, PFT has confirmed. PFT likewise has confirmed that McDaniel was informed that the team needed to move on for cap reasons after giving new contracts to quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner.
McDaniel was due to earn a base salary of $2.5 million in 2015, along with a per-game roster bonuses with a full-season total of $500,000. He remains on the books for $625,000, the proration of his signing bonus from 2014.
He arrived in Seattle two years ago, appearing in 32 regular-season games with 29 starts. He also has started five of six postseason games in the last two years, including Super Bowl XLIX.
McDaniel appeared in every game during his Seattle tenure; he becomes an immediate free agent, able to sign with any team.
And the next question becomes who’s the next to go after so much money has gone to Wilson and Wagner.