Seahawks release Wagner after 10 seasons
It's officially an end of an era in Seattle.
The news comes on the same day Seattle reportedly traded longtime quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in a blockbuster deal.
The Seahawks will save $16.6 million in cap space by cutting Wagner, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Wagner put together a Hall of Fame-caliber decade with the NFC West club, most notably acting as an integral part of the legendary defense that led Seattle to a Super Bowl win during the 2013 season.
The linebacker earned six first-team All-Pro nominations, two second-team nods, and eight Pro Bowl appearances in 10 seasons. He also twice led the league in tackles (2016 and 2019) and was named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.
Wagner will get a head start on free agency, and he'll likely be in demand after another impressive season in which he recorded the third-most tackles in the league with 170.
Seattle selected Wagner in the second round of the 2012 draft, a class that also featured Wilson, who the Seahawks picked in the third round.
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