Scout.com are reporting that one of the reasons behind the Seahawks' recent release of starting safety Deon Grant was to save a bit of money to help with their pursuit of #15. Here's the extract:
Monday: Signed TE Chris Baker, signed WR Ruvell Martin, released S Deon Grant, re-signed DE Darryl Tapp, waived LS Matt Overton, waived FB Tyler Roehl.
The release of Grant is somewhat surprising since that leaves FS Jordan Babineaux and Jamar Adams as the only safeties left on Seattle's roster. Grant was signed through 2012 and carried a base salary of $4 million for 2010. A source believes the reason why the Seahawks cleared Grant's $4 million in base salary out is because they plan to sign or trade for WR Brandon Marshall.
Not so sure this isn't media types at their work trying to drum up a story. For the life of me, I can't figure out why the 'hawks need to reduce salary costs if there's no salary cap in place....
All in all, probably a non-story if you ask me, but thought I'd keep you all posted.
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