Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/26/14
We’ll Miss You, Big Guy Early Monday morning multiple reports started to surface that the Seattle Seahawks were heavily considering parting ways with their hefty defensive end, Red Bryant. Bryant is coming off somewhat of a renaissance campaign, having re-established himself as a run defense anchor on the left side of the Seattle Seahawk’s defensive line, as the five-technique. For all his flaws as a pass rusher (he didn’t even crack the top 50 in pass rush productivity on ProFootballFocus, subscription required) Bryant is in the upper echelons of the league as a run defender. This is best exemplified by his 8.4% stop rate on running plays, which is tied for fifth highest in the league. Cap Implications This move has more to do with creating cap space than it does anything else. As was referenced in the previous section, Red Bryant had arguably the best season of his career and has established himself as one of the league’s best run defenders. We’ll miss you, big guy. But the sad...
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