The most important offseason signing the Seattle Seahawks produced at the cornerback posture was previous 49ers starter Ahkello Witherspoon. Not only did Witherspoon not get a beginning work in Seattle soon after a pretty uninspiring preseason, he’s already off the staff.
Ian Rapoport claimed on Friday that Witherspoon is heading to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was later on verified by the Steelers that they’ll be sending Seattle a 2023 fifth-rounder.
Witherspoon’s one-12 months, $4 million contract experienced a $2.5 million signing reward so they will only help save $1.5 million in cap area and have $1.25 million lifeless revenue charged against this time and in 2022’s void calendar year.
You suspected a thing would happen presented Seattle’s preceding trade for Sidney Jones, coupled with the simple fact that Pete Carroll just about explained the starting up pair for Week 1 will be D.J. Reed on the left side and Tre Flowers on the opposite side. Witherspoon also curiously played effectively into the 2nd half of the preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.
This is just about like the cornerback variation of the B.J. Finney signing from final time. Finney was meant to compete for a starting off position with Ethan Pocic and he neither received the task nor at any time saw an offensive snap. By midseason he was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carlos Dunlap, which I’d say worked out really nicely.
Until Seattle will get a player again, they’ll have a vacant roster spot and you know the Seahawks are not carried out just nonetheless.
By the way, the Seahawks facial area the Steelers on Sunday Night Football in Oct.