FLUKER SURPRISE MOVE
The move to cut Fluker is a surprise but not a complete shock. According to OveTheCap.com, the release of Fluker will free up $,3687,500 of the cap room and create $500,00 in dead money. The Seahawks drafted LSU Guard Damien Lewis in the third round and Seahawks head coach made it clear that Lewis would be competing for a starting job.
He won’t take a back seat to anybody. He’s going to come in here and battle…We want him to come in here and battle to play. All of that competition will make us better.”
Fluker was a two-year starter for the Seahawks. Before joining Seattle Fluker spent one year with the Giants. The Giants signed Fluker after the Chargers declined to pick up his fifth-year on his four-year rookie contract.
After the Fluker move, the next logical move for the Seahawks was the release of Center Justin Britt. Britt was in the final year of a four-year $3,546, 930 contract with a base salary of $891,399 . Releasing Britt who is coming off a season-ending ACL tear frees up $8.5 million in salary cap room and creates $2,916,668 in dead money. Britt injured his ACL in week eight at Atlanta. Prior to the 2019 season, Britt had missed two starts between 2014 and 2018.
In the predraft media press conference, Gm John Schneider was quoted as saying, “ We love our quarterback and want to get as money grow men in front of him,”. That plan is now taking shape.