3 Seattle Seahawks free agents who could be forced into retirement

These players might not find homes anywhere.

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Devin Bush might have dropped to the bottom of his career

Bush was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 and his best season in the NFL was his rookie year. He finished third in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2019, but then he suffered an injury in 2020 and his entire career has seemingly been affected. To be fair to Bush, he was never a good fit for Pittsburgh as they have traditionally liked to blitz quite a bit and Bush has very little skill for that.

But after Pittsburgh officially gave up on him after the 2022 season, Bush signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks as Seattle probably thought presumed starter Jordyn Brooks would be able to make it back early in the season. Bush was going to be the likely starter next to Bobby Wagner. Instead, Brooks turned into some kind of superman and was ready in Week 1.

This meant that Bush moved to a backup role and very often became a healthy scratch on game days. He only appeared in three games for Seattle and proved that while he doesn't miss that many tackle attempts, he also doesn't get in the correct position to make lots of impactful tackles. What speed he has is lateral instead of being able to attack the line of scrimmage.

But Bush proved one more thing with Seattle and that is that he can be a dirty player. In the final game of the season, Bush hit Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray well after Murray had slid to give himself up. Bush then celebrated the hit while Murray struggled to get up. Bobby Wagner took Bush aside and screamed at him for what he had done. Seattle doesn't need Bush back and likely no other team needs him to take a roster spot.