The NFL veteran purge continues today as the Dolphins cut receiver Brian Hartline and the Falcons released receiver Harry Douglas.
Hartline has started 69 games for the Dolphins dating back to 2009 and the 6'2, 200 pounder caught 39 passes for 474 yards last year. He's had two 1,000 yard seasons -- 2012 and 2013 -- but was due to count $7.35M against the Miami cap next year, making the move a logical one for the Dolphins. The Ohio State product was a fourth round pick in 2009.
Would Seattle have any interest? Hartline comps physically to Kevin Norwood in size/weight but obviously has a lot more experience than the Seattle wideout. I don't know how much that is really worth and like many of these cap casualties, I wouldn't kick the tires unless it was for near a league-minimum salary.
Harry Douglas' release saves the Falcons $3.5M against the cap, so the move makes sense, as he is the de facto third receiver behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. Douglas is 6'0, 183 and caught 85 passes for 1,067 yards in 2013, his best season as a pro. His athletic profile, per Zach Whitman's pSPARQ database, comps to Florida State Draft prospect Rashad Greene, so if Seattle is looking for a hedge in case the board doesn't set up well for them in May, Douglas could be an option, provided he's cheap.