Per Fox Sports 1’s Senior NFL Reporter, Alex Marvez, the Seattle Seahawks will release defensive end Red Bryant and attempt to use the space created from his release as well as wide receiver Sidney Rice’s to re-sign unrestricted free agent Michael Bennett:
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) February 24, 2014
Bryant was originally drafted by the Seahawks in the 4th round (pick 121) of the 2008 draft out of Texas A&M. Over his five seasons with the team, he totaled 120 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, four blocked field goals, and one force fumble. He also scored one defensive touchdown.
Bryant had three years remaining on the 5-year, $35.1 million contract he signed in 2012. Bryant’s cap was $8.5 million in 2014 and his release will free up $5.5 million of that. Between his release and Rice’s, the Seahawks will be $17.2 million under the cap.