The Seattle Seahawks officially announced Monday that they’ve released C Justin Britt.
- Bob Condotta has confirmed that the Seahawks are set to release Britt.
It’s worth mentioning that Britt is coming off of a season-ending ACL tear he suffered last year.
The Seahawks had 19 offensive linemen on their roster, so moves were expected to be made in the coming days as they sign their draft picks and undrafted free agents.
In total, Seattle would clear around $12 million of cap room with these two moves.
Britt, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3,546,930 contract and set to make a base salary of $891,399 for the 2017 season when the Seahawks signed him to a three-year, $27 million extension.
Britt was set to make a base salary of $8.25 million for the 2020 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Britt will free up $8.5 million of available cap space while creating $2,916,668 in dead money.
In 2019, Britt appeared in eight games for the Seahawks, making eight starts for them at center. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 center out of 37 qualifying players.