Top Five Seahawk Cap Hits

by: Chris Sullivan

I decided to take a look at every player due to earn more than $1 million in the 2009 season. There are 20 of them, including such fan favorites as Brian Russell, Kelly Jennings, and Mike Wahle. I thought I’d look at them all and see what I thought might happen with them. This is TOTAL back-of-the napkin stuff here, but I was just looking at the rough made-up-on-the-spot probabilities of each player being cut or traded, restructured, or maintaining a status quo on their contract.

I tried to keep in mind who the “team players” are versus those that I don’t think are too concerned. Newer contracts remain the same, generally (such as Trufant’s):

Position Player 2009 Salary 2009 Cap Hit Cut/Trade Restructure? Same?
OT Walter Jones $6,200,000 $9,800,000 1% 25% 74%
CB Marcus Trufant $1,000,000 $9,766,667 0% 0% 100%
QB Matt Hasselbeck $5,250,000 $9,450,000 0% 33% 67%
OLB Julian Peterson $6,500,000 $8,800,000 15% 70% 15%
DE Patrick Kerney $4,000,000 $8,666,667 25% 50% 25%
WR Deion Branch $4,940,000 $7,306,667 25% 50% 25%
OT Sean Locklear $1,000,000 $6,650,000 0% 10% 90%
MLB Lofa Tatupu $1,350,000 $6,166,667 0% 0% 100%
RB TJ Duckett $2,500,000 $4,950,000 10% 40% 50%
WR Nate Burleson $3,250,000 $4,050,000 33% 33% 33%
RB Julius Jones $1,950,000 $3,950,000 33% 0% 67%
S Deon Grant $2,000,000 $3,916,667 5% 0% 95%
OG Mike Wahle $3,100,000 $3,900,000 10% 10% 80%
S Brian Russell $2,100,000 $2,700,000 25% 0% 75%
QB Seneca Wallace $1,500,000 $1,900,000 25% 0% 75%
S Jordan Babineaux $1,350,000 $1,850,000 25% 0% 75%
C Chris Spencer $850,000 $1,816,210 20% 0% 80%
CB Kelly Jennings $695,000 $1,616,250 40% 0% 60%
DT Craig Terrill $1,150,000 $1,450,000 50% 0% 50%
TE John Carlson $423,000 $1,048,000 0% 0% 100%

Go ahead, tell me what you guys think–I can take it! What is your dream scenario? ~END~

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