The Seattle Seahawks are in the midst of an uncertain offseason. The team removed head coach Pete Carroll from his position and are looking for his replacement. The team also needs to create some cap room as they current do not have enough to even sign the draft picks they will choose.
But some things are more certain. Roster cuts will be made to create cap space. While we do not know who that will be, we know that it will occur.
But some players should not return. The three that follow will be unrestricted free agents. The other is a restricted free agent.
Seattle Seahawks fans probably wouldn't miss these three players
Linebacker Devin Bush was not needed for most of 2023 and then did a classless act
Bush was signed last offseason to a one-year deal. The thinking was probably that Jordyn Brooks would not be ready right away for the Seahawks after suffering a knee injury late in the 2022 season. But Brooks surprised everyone but himself and was ready in Week 1. He also was pretty good this season, and this meant Bush didn't get a chance to play much.
But did finally get a chance to show he still belonged in the NFL late in the year when Brooks suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of most of one game and all of another. Bush had 17 tackles in Week 17 as Seattle got run over by Bush's former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, but only 4 were solo tackles. Worse, in Week 18 Bush tackled Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray well after Murray had begun his slide to give himself up. Bush then celebrated, but 12s should celebrate Bush not returning next season.
Center Evan Brown started well and then slumped
Like Bush, Evan Brown was signed last offseason and he was supposed to be a bigger and stronger replacement for the 2022 starter at center, Austin Blythe. Brown began the season decently and did not give up a quarterback pressure in the first two games. But in Weeks 3 through 18, Brown only had two other games when he did not give up a pressure.
In Week 17 against the Steelers, Brown actually received a grade of 0.0 in pass protection, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). In 10 of the games after Week 2, Brown gave up miltiple pressures. Brown probably won't be re-signed as the Seahawks drafted his likely replacement in the 2023 NFL draft by taking Olu Oluwatimi.
Edge rusher Darrell Taylor did not do his one thing well
Taylor finished with 5.5 sacks this year, which was his career low. His snap count was higher than in 2022, though, and only 21 off of 2021. So Taylor managed to do less with the same. But when he didn't get home on quarterbacks, he didn't offer much else. According to PFF, he was only credited with 3 quarterback hits this season.
Taylor was also once again a waste playing the run. He simply does not appear to want to work hard enough to correct his run defense deficiencies. Stopped the run is many times simply will power. If Taylor doesn't want to become a complete player, the Seahawks should let the restricted free agent walk.