Recently added Seattle Seahawks who are already cut candidates

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No. 3: Seahawks cut candidate Evan Brown

This is the most obvious potential veteran cut candidate, right? Brown isn't a bad player and he would bring veteran experience to the middle of the Seahawks offensive line. But Pete Carroll will play the players he thinks gives the team the best chance to win, and Seattle might have drafted a player who is already better than Brown.

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Michigan's Olu Oluwatimi has nearly every accolade a former-college center could want. In 2022, Oluwatimi won the Rimington award (nation's top center) and the Outland Trophy (nation's best interior lineman). He is smart, has good size (OK, may his arms are a little short but whatever), and is versatile.

Oluwatimi was fantastic early in his college career at Virginia but decided he wanted to test himself against better competition and ended up at Michigan where he was even better. Evan Brown was very good in one year at center for the Detroit Lions (2021), but then he was asked to move to guard to fill a greater need. If Brown was simply too good to not play at center, he would have stayed at center, it seems.

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Either way, there is a very good chance that by the time training camp begins Oluwatimi would have had enough time to learn the Seahawks playbook and line adjustments. Brown is due to make a max of $2.250 million in 2023, but if Seattle releases him the team only is out $1 million of dead cap. That's not a lot of job security for a veteran who a rookie might beat out to start at center for Seattle.