Seahawks news for Sunday includes a QB getting released
By Lee Vowell
In Seattle Seahawks news you have missed from the past week, Seattle decided to move on from a quarterback they recently signed.
While NFL news never seems to stop, it might ramp up a bit this week for Seattle as voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) begin this week. There won’t be much on-field action – no one is getting tackled – but just having players in the building should have some nuggets of information.
Plus, we will get a bit more insight into who the Seahawks starting quarterback might end up being Week 1 of the 2022 season. One thing we do know is that it definitely be one quarterback in particular.
Seahawks news from last week includes Levi Lewis being let go
Levi Lewis was released
Lewis was a long shot to make the active roster anyway, but he was an exciting prospect in some areas. He has great mobility and decent arm strength but he is a bit small – 5’11” and 195 pounds – and doesn’t have the accuracy of an NFL quarterback currently.
Lewis was extremely productive in college, however, so maybe he will catch on somewhere and develop into a backup. When Seattle released him, that left open a spot on the 90-man roster. Maybe to make room for another quarterback?
Seattle worked out veteran safety George Iloka but as a linebacker
Iloka hasn’t played in a couple of years so any chance he has of joining another team will have something to do with his ability to play multiple positions. He has a ton of experience in the NFL having missed only four games between 2013 and 2018 and being a starter from 2013 through 2017.
But Iloka tore his ACL in 2020 and is 32 years old. Seattle isn’t going to need another safety as they have a glut of them at this point. But maybe Seattle brought him in for a visit to see if he might be worth adding a linebacker for his coverage skills. He’s big enough to play linebacker at 6’4″ and 230 pounds.
Seahawks dead money
Finally, there were several articles that came out this past week about Seattle having the fourth-most dead cap in the NFL with $44,618,057. Is this something to be worried about? Not at all. Most of that dead space belongs to Russell Wilson – $26 million. And Seattle isn’t likely to spend much more money this offseason. In 2023, Seattle’s dead money goes down to $4.2 million so next to nothing.