The Seahawks saved some money on Tuesday by releasing safety Tedric Thompson and tight end Ed Dickson. The moves create $5 million in cap space for the Seahawks so they now have about $13 million in cap space to play with. This amount, though, does include what Seattle will need to pay its draftees in April.
Still, Seattle normally makes a point of releasing players prior to free agency opening. They did this with Richard Sherman and others, mostly as a courtesy to those players so they would have a chance to sign with other teams prior to lots of money being spent.