Seahawks make great moves by releasing Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs and Will Dissly

Seattle released three long-term players on Tuesday.

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The Seattle Seahawks are never a team that holds back from making multiple massive moves on the same day. Almost exactly two years ago, Seattle traded Russell Wilson and released Bobby Wagner on the same day. On Tuesday, several reports announced that Seattle was moving on from safeties Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs as well as tight end Will Dissly. The move will save the team around $34 million.

These moves are not extremely unexpected. All three players were expensive and none of them were overly productive in 2023. Perhaps the best of the three was Dissly who simply was not thrown the ball enough. Instead, former offensive coordinator Shane Waldron used him more as a glorified offensive lineman.

The hope is that Dissly, who played at the University of Washington, will be re-signed but at a lower rate. His cap hit was over $10 million and Seattle saves $7 million with his release. The issue is that his release leaves literally zero veteran tight ends on the roster as Colby Parkinson and Noah Fant are also free agents.

Seahawks release Jamal Adams, Will Dissly, and Quandre Diggs

The safety position is only slightly better. At least with Adams and Diggs gone, the team still has Julian Love. Love was a Pro Bowler this past season and could be even better with new head coach Mike Macdonald being in charge of the defense. Adams has almost no chance of being re-signed as he appears to have lost any explosive he once had. Diggs might be aging out in Seattle.

Diggs will be missed more as far as being a respected veteran voice in the locker room. He had his worst on-field production in 2023 since coming to Seattle in 2019. Still, a young roster needs strong leaders and Diggs appeared to be that.

Seattle now has an estimated $32,770,973 in cap room with likely more space to come. This at least gives the Seahawks a chance to potentially bring back defensive lineman Leonard Williams or free agent linebacker Patrick Queen. Seattle clearly appears on the cusp of getting younger and faster, however, but taking many of the replacements for Diggs, Adams, Dissly in the 2024 NFL draft.

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