Seahawks release Wagner after 10 seasons

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It's officially an end of an era in Seattle.

The Seahawks released All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner, the team announced Wednesday.

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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