The Seattle Seahawks currently have $8,669,616 in cap room for the 2023 season. This number will be affected once 2023 draft picks Devon Witherspoon and Zach Charbonnet sign their rookie deals and the cap number will lower to a bit over $3 million. But Seattle could create a bit more cap room by extending Uchenna Nwosu or releasing or restructuring Jamal Adams' deal.
Cap room is very malleable. If a team wants to find cap room somewhere, it can. Otherwise teams like the New Orleans Saints, who were way over the cap in 2022, would have to release a ton of good players. Did that happen? No.
Sure, the cap is a hard one in the NFL, but teams higher cap specialists because they can find ways around the cap ceiling. If the Seahawks want to add a bit more talent in free agency, they can. Below are three players that not only could be signed but could also be day-one starters.
Seattle Seahawks could use defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh
I should say first off that I have never been a big fan of Ndamukong Suh because of his sometimes crass behavior on the field. He comes off like a bully on the playground. I realize he plays in the NFL, but other players are as productive as Suh but don't step on other players or appear to choke opposing quarterbacks.
All that said, it doesn't really matter if I like a player or not; I am not talented enough to run an NFL franchise and don't get paid to do so. If I were running a team, though, and needed a player who was capable of handling nose tackle duties and doing so pretty well, I might take a look at Suh.
While he is 36 years old, he wouldn't need to be a long-term answer to play between Jarran Reed and Dre'Mont Jones. Suh can still help stop the run and get occasional pass rush penetration up the middle. He also wouldn't be overly expensive - he played in 2022 with the Philadelphia Eagles for just $2 million. Suh isn't a great human being on the field, but he would be an upgrade at nose tackle for the Seahawks over any player currently on the roster.