Seahawks 2020 offseason plan: Taking control of the roster

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Roster cuts

Sadly, the Seahawks have to make some sacrifices in order to build a good roster for 2020 and beyond. There have been many names floating around as potential cut candidates, some more than others.

C Justin Britt

As much as I dread to do this, I feel it needs to be done. Britt has been one of the most solid players on the Seahawks offensive line for the past few years but he’s almost 29 and coming off an ACL tear.

Saves: $8.5 Million

TE Ed Dickson

The Seahawks originally signed Dickson to a three-year deal back in early 2018. He played in 10 games in 2018 and caught 12 passes for three touchdowns but spent the entire 2019 season on injured reserve. This should be an easy decision for the Seahawks, especially after signing Greg Olsen.

Saves: $3 million

G D.J. Fluker

Fluker has been a decent contributor to the offensive line but I feel that he’s easily replaceable. It wouldn’t hurt to keep him but in this case, cutting him gives Seattle a little more wiggle room.

Saves: $3,687,500

S Bradley McDougald

Keep McDougald could be valuable but cutting or trading him is likely more valuable for Seattle. McDougald does a great job when rotated into the defensive lineup and has started many games for Seattle over the past few years but he isn’t a big need with the emergence of 2019 rookie Ugo Amadi and Marquise Blair.

I could see the Seahawks pursuing a trade in order to deal McDougald for some 2020 draft capital. Considering they only have five picks in the draft, a mid-to-late round draft pick could go a long way.

Saves: $4,068,750

Some smaller cap casualties that are easier to re-sign or easily replaceable: