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Seahawks Sign FS Brett Johnson and RB Chase Reynolds, Cut FB/RB Chris Henry, Have Cap Left

Brett Johnson is a FS out of California we worked out last off-season, but did not pick up as a UDFA. Last season, he was picked up by the Rams, cut, tried out by various teams, then signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad, a contract that expired now. Now we picked him up, per Curtis Crabtree.

Johnson is a workout wonder, the 6'1 194lbs FS turning heads at the Cal pro day with a 4.30 40, 42.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot-9-inch broad jump. Impressive numbers. He played 49 college games, with 22 starts, registering 3 interceptions and 107 total tackles. He contributed to special teams before starting in 2008 and 2009. Still 24 years old, he's worth a look as PC sifts through a ton of young DBs to find a gem.

We also signed Montana RB Chase Reynolds, per this report. The 5'11 201 lbs RB is a long shot due to size and lack of physical skills (specifically speed/quickness), but was an extremely productive runner and catcher in college. He started three years and rushed for over 1500 yards with 22 TDs in his junior and senior years.  

Same day, we cut FB/RB Chris Henry. Henry was also a workout warrior and not very productive in college. His 4.40 40-yard dash, 26 reps of 225 lbs and 32-inch vertical leap convinced the Titans to take a shot at this athletic talent in the 2nd round. That was quite a reach, and like many of these athletes with little skills (Jameson Konz, for instance), he was a long shot with them and with us. I joke about liking the player, but after spending last year on the practice squad, he was always a bit of a long shot.

Finally, I've been offering guesses at cap remaining for a while, putting it at about $16 million with ESPN numbers after the Lofa release ($19 million including the buffer). Our FO are even better cap managers than I guessed, as PFT has a source inform them that we had over $21.2 million in cap left before the Zach Miller signing (including the $3 million buffer). Plenty left for another splash signing if we need it, though do note all these numbers are not official, just educated guesses. Also, as PFT notes, it seems there's no cap floor this year or next. We don't need to spend this money. A lot of confusion about, but Bucs GM Mark Dominik has stated as much too, so I assume it's true, no per-team cap floor.