This year was a pleasant surprise for the Seattle Seahawks and their fans. Their team went leaps and bounds above their expectations, which has the city more excited for this upcoming season than any before it. The team has no shortage of cap space for the 2013 season. They are currently projected to have 18.6 million and that’s before the expected trade of Matt Flynn. Here’s a list of players that could be on the chopping block as a means of creating even more to get the kind of top notch free agents that will push this young team over the top.
Chris Clemons: As hard as this will be for Seahawks fans to swallow, it’s entirely possible he’s played his last game as a Seahawk. He suffered a torn ACL in the Seahawks wild card game against the Redskins and the average recovery time from that kind of injury is about 12 months. If he does join the Seahawks next season it won’t be until December at the earliest. Who knows what kind of player he’ll be when he does come back anyways?
Leon Washington: The diminutive special teams star had his best year as a Seahawk and even earned a Pro Bowl appearance for his troubles. The Seahawks are rumoured to be looking for a kick returner in the draft and if they find one to their liking that could spell the end of what’s been a relatively productive tenure in Seattle for Washington.
Ben Obomanu: His salary isn’t huge, but 2.4 million is a large amount of money for an old depth receiver. I don’t see Obomanu returning to this team for next season. Too much money for too average a receiver. If that.
You can follow J.D. Burke: @JDBurkeOV