Seattle Seahawks Could Cut Guard Jackson and Defensive Tackle Harris

The Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL by making the playoffs in 2022, but they'll have some work to do with if they want to build on that momentum in 2023. According to the Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar, the team could part ways with offensive guard Gabe Jackson and defensive lineman Shelby Harris in order to clear cap space this offseason.

Jackson started 15 games for the Seahawks in 2022, earning a middling 55.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. He joined the Seahawks in 2021 on a three-year, $22.575 million deal.

Harris arrived with the Seahawks in 2022 as one of the assets acquired in the blockbuster trade that sent Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. He notched 2.0 sacks and 44 total tackles over 15 starts. 2023 will be the final season of a three-year, $27 million contract signed in 2021.

Per, the Seahawks can clear $6.5 million in cap space by cutting Jackson and another $8.9 million by cutting Harris. The team is currently $31 million under the 2023 salary cap, but that space could quickly evaporate depending on how the team decides to proceed with impending free-agent quarterback Geno Smith. Jackson and Harris both provided a replaceable level of play; the Seahawks would be wise to pursue either upgrades via free agency or better bargains in the draft.

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