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06:52 AM ET 02.18 | If Seattle has a savings plan in place, it may include wide receiver Sidney Rice, defensive end Chris Clemons and tight end Zach Miller. With a base salary of $8.5 million and considering his limited production and injury woes, Rice is a goner. He either takes a massive pay cut or the Seahawks save $7.3M in cap space by releasing him. Miller is set to cost $7M against the cap if he stays, and Seattle could save $5M against the cap by letting him go, which seems natural given his limited role in the offense. Clemons may, in fact, be much stronger in 2014 after tearing his ACL at the end of 2012, but counts $9.6M against the cap and Seattle could save $7.5M by cutting him. Given the need to extend players like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Russell Okung, creating cap space is imperative.

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February 18, 2014  07:36 AM ET

The Price Of Success, Bros.

February 18, 2014  08:15 AM ET

That's the way to do it, cut here and there!!!!

February 18, 2014  08:18 AM ET

His best years were in Minnesota when Farve was there, injuries occurred, release, and the Hawks pick him up for the big money he is getting today. Rice only played a half season in 13, 8 plus million salary, and a Super Bowl ring all for his 15 receptions during the season.

February 18, 2014  08:28 AM ET

Honestly, none of those first three guys would probably significantly contribute toward a second SB run for the Hawks. Sherman, Thomas and Okung will all be key factors toward a second run.

I think we're done here.

February 18, 2014  09:18 AM ET

Too bad about Rice. When he was on the field he was a difference maker, but he wasn't on the field much at all.

February 18, 2014  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too bad about Rice. When he was on the field he was a difference maker, but he wasn't on the field much at all.

Clemons also was a big contributor till the FedEx field fiasco

February 18, 2014  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too bad about Rice. When he was on the field he was a difference maker, but he wasn't on the field much at all.

He'll sign somewhere (NE?) for close to the minimum plus big incentives

February 18, 2014  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's the way to do it, cut here and there!!!!

Nothing I didn't point out a couple weeks ago they were getting too much money for the production the team was receiving hoping they bring back Clemons at a lower price and the team values Miller as a blocking TE but 7 million worth not so much

February 18, 2014  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Too bad about Rice. When he was on the field he was a difference maker, but he wasn't on the field much at all.

They will try to resign him at a lower price. Could well happen too.

February 18, 2014  10:48 AM ET

To think how the Sea Hawks were snooked by the Vikes: they took Rice, Harvin and Winfield from the Vikes. Rice was hurt often and ditto Harvin. the latter may still pan out but his production this year was null. To say he performed well in the SB disregards the fact he wasn't there to help them get to the SB. Winfield died in practice and retired. The Vikes got some nice draft picks from this deal.

February 18, 2014  10:51 AM ET

At least the Hawks who are favorites to repeat next year only have a few issues to deal with. The Packers have 9 free agents and several bums on the team that should be let go but won't be. Just shows that Ted T aint the genious people think he is. Piss poor drafting (he got lacy but only because none of the team in the lead needed a running back) but he also got Datone who?

February 18, 2014  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

At least the Hawks who are favorites to repeat next year only have a few issues to deal with. The Packers have 9 free agents and several bums on the team that should be let go but won't be. Just shows that Ted T aint the genious people think he is. Piss poor drafting (he got lacy but only because none of the team in the lead needed a running back) but he also got Datone who?

.... and Speilman's the genius because he "snooked" the Seahawks..... ....Riiiiiiight.

That must explain why the Vikings' record is soooo much better than the Packers since Thompson and Speilman have been in their respective positions......

February 18, 2014  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

To think how the Sea Hawks were snooked by the Vikes: they took Rice, Harvin and Winfield from the Vikes. Rice was hurt often and ditto Harvin. the latter may still pan out but his production this year was null. To say he performed well in the SB disregards the fact he wasn't there to help them get to the SB. Winfield died in practice and retired. The Vikes got some nice draft picks from this deal.

So far it looks like the Vikings came out the winners in that deal. Lets see if Harvin can make it through a season in the division with the best defenses in the NFL.

February 18, 2014  12:14 PM ET

The Hawks can afford to lose some veterans and find quality but cheap rookies to plug into their successful system.

February 18, 2014  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

So far it looks like the Vikings came out the winners in that deal. Lets see if Harvin can make it through a season in the division with the best defenses in the NFL.

Um Winfield was a FA as was Sydney the only thing they cost was money. Let you in on a little secret Paul Allen has wheelbarrows full of it

February 18, 2014  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

So far it looks like the Vikings came out the winners in that deal. Lets see if Harvin can make it through a season in the division with the best defenses in the NFL.

They play the best defense in the NFL every day in practice. Just saying

February 18, 2014  03:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

.... and Speilman's the genius because he "snooked" the Seahawks..... ....Riiiiiiight. That must explain why the Vikings' record is soooo much better than the Packers since Thompson and Speilman have been in their respective positions......

Speilman the genius that brought the Phins AJ Feeley to replace Jay Fielder w/Wannedstant as coach blew that up hired Saban brought in Gus Frerotte to start that worked so good they brought in Culpepper over Drew Brees ended up with Joey Harrington then he went to the Vikes where he brought Gus Frerotte (is this a man love thing) then signed Brett Favre when they finally got him to retire he drafted Christian Ponder. Yeah he's a freaking genius How else could he have kept a job

February 18, 2014  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

So far it looks like the Vikings came out the winners in that deal. Lets see if Harvin can make it through a season in the division with the best defenses in the NFL.

Nice to see the Vikes come off on the winning end. They've had some tough times!!

February 18, 2014  06:36 PM ET

BS thread. The word "may" comes up way too much.

 
February 18, 2014  07:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

BS thread. The word "may" comes up way too much.

It's that time of year. If not for all the BS May threads we'd have nothing to do.

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