We made it to the final division of the review! Today we examine the AFC South and determine four potential cap casualties that could make the Seahawks roster better in 2021.
The offseason is settling down, but there are definitely still pieces floating around that I believe the Seahawks should kick the tires on and see if they can’t turn their roster into a powerhouse.
Seahawks potential AFC South cap casualty targets
Justin Reid, FS: If Reid falls victim to a cut this summer to save the Texans $2.4 million (and they desperately need cash), I’m all for bringing him in to spice up the competition behind Diggs and Adams at safety. Reid played fairly well in 2020, allowing a 69% completion rate in coverage and also racking up 2 sacks and 83 total tackles.
Mark Glowinski, G: With how good Quenton Nelson is at the other guard position, I could see the Colts cutting Glowinski loose and saving $6.2 million in the process. Why not bring him back to Seattle where he began his career in 2015? He’s started every game for the Colts over the past two seasons, and while he may not be able to play center, he could play guard and bump Damien Lewis or Gabe Jackson inside to play some center.
Jarrod Wilson, FS: Not a whole lot of star talent comes from a team with leftover money after the main part of free agency has ended. Cutting Wilson saves the Jaguars $2.9 million, and just like Reid, I would be open to bringing in another backup at safety. Obviously, if the Seahawks want to bring one of these guys in, I expect them to give out a small deal.
Harold Landry, OLB: The Titans need to free up some money, and cutting Landry saves the team $2.4 million. I like Landry in terms of his pass-rushing ability (he had 5.5 sacks in 2020, and 9.0 in 2021). He’s not stellar dropping into coverage, giving up an 83.3% completion rate, but I would be comfortable signing him to play the Aldon Smith role if the Seahawks believe Smith won’t be available for the 2021 season.
And that wraps it up. We’ve gone through all 31 teams and discussed one player from each team who may possibly be cut for salary cap reasons. It’s clear to see that there’s a good deal of talent in the league that will most likely end up off of the current rosters.
When that happens, this organization needs to have its ear to the ground to determine which players are the best fit and which make the most sense to sign on for 2021 to make this team ready for a Super Bowl run.