Mar 31, 2023
The Seattle Seahawks have withdrawn the restricted free agent tender on safety Ryan Neal.
The unexpected move makes Neal an unrestricted free agent and clears $2.627 million in much-needed salary cap space for Seattle.
The Seahawks assigned Neal the low RFA tender earlier this month, which meant a one-year offer for $2.627 million and secured their right to match any offer sheet that he might sign with another team. But their depth chart and salary cap picture have since changed.
The Seahawks signed former New York Giants starter Julian Love to a two-year, $12 million deal, bolstering their safety depth behind Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs with a player they didn’t expect to be available at that price.
The Love signing was one example of how Seattle has been more aggressive in free agency this year than normal. The team’s other significant moves include…