Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/8/13
Will Hawks Miss #21? When teams do their final cuts to make it to a 53-man roster, there’s bound to be some surprises. Be it for the salary cap, developmental reasons or ones I can’t even begin to comprehend, these final cuts are always riddled with shocking and sometimes puzzling releases. The Seattle Seahawks final cuts were no exception. In what wound up being a particularly unforgiving day for the veterans, the Seahawks cut their beloved fullback, Michael Robinson, and supposed final piece in the pending Super Bowl Run, Antoine Winfield; for whatever it’s worth, upon hearing that he was to be possibly traded, but most likely cut, Winfield actually retired. While Robinson’s release could be seen coming miles away, the same can not be said of Winfield’s… departure. His contract was somewhere between team friendly and unreasonable, and even upon releasing him the Seahawks only saved $1M against the cap. With a more than reasonable contract and little to no signs of aging, even at t...
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