Five pending Seahawks free agents who probably won't be back in 2025

It's always worth looking towards the future. Who are some Seattle Seahawks players who may not be back past this upcoming season?
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Jarran Reed - Seahawks defensive tackle

I referred to Jarran Reed as a possible cut candidate for this summer, but assuming Seattle retains the defensive tackle for the 2024 season, I don't believe he will last much longer than that. Reed will be 33 by the time the 2025 season rolls around. Seattle will have had Byron Murphy for a year, Johnathan Hankins reunited with defensive coordinator Aden Durde, and hopefully 2023 rookie Cam Young can make some strides.

If Reed has another career year, he may very well earn a second contract after next season. However, it isn't likely. He doesn't necessarily fit the typical defensive tackle mold that Mike MacDonald utilized in Baltimore, nor the mold Durde used in Dallas. It would make sense for Reed to get more money as a veteran presence on a young defensive line elsewhere.

Dee Eskridge - Seahawks receiver/kick returner

This one hurts for me to type. I was a huge believer in Eskridge when he was drafted in the second round of the 2021 draft. He had a unique skillset, similar to that of former Seahawk Percy Harvin. I was excited to see how Seattle utilized his speed and ability to run after the catch.

However, three years, a handful of injuries, penalties, and a 6-game suspension later, Eskridge is barely hanging on to a roster spot. Excluding one electric performance on Thanksgiving last season, Eskridge has been a complete non-factor for Seattle. In March, the team restructured Eskridge's contract, decreasing his salary and potentially giving the young receiver one more chance to earn a second contract.

However, if history repeats itself, Eskridge will likely be hampered by a nagging injury before playing in four games in which he's penalized for holding twice each game. I am rooting for Eskridge, as a fan should, but I think the organization is running out of patience for the former second-round pick who has been nothing but a headache for the team throughout his young career.