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NFL Roster Cuts 2015: Kendall Langford, Chris Canty hit the free agent market

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The Rams have released defensive tackle Kendall Langford and the Ravens have cut defensive lineman Chris Canty.

These two cuts might actually be of some interest to Seahawk fans, as it's possible the team will look to re-build some depth on the defensive line with Kevin Williams impending free agency and Tony McDaniel's uncertain future with a $3.625M cap hit.

Landford is a solid interior lineman and at 6'6, 295 pounds he has some experience as a 3-4 end and a 4-3 defensive tackle. He had found himself on the outside looking in after losing his job to two first rounders in Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers, but he's still a good player that hasn't missed a game in seven seasons. He's tough and physical, and could provide a role as a base-down player in a similar vein to Tony McDaniel. The move saved the Rams $6M against the cap and at 29-years old, he's likely looking at a low-end veteran deal for a team that's interested.

Seahawk fans may remember Langford's emotional outburst in the final game of 2013, where he threw his helmet and was ejected from CenturyLink Field.

Meanwhile, the Ravens cut 32-year old defensive lineman Chris Canty, saving $2.6M against their cap. The 6'7, 313 pounder has played 11 seasons in the NFL and despite pondering retirement this year, had apparently been training with the goal of coming back for his 12th. If the Seahawks were interested, it'd again be in the same role as a base-down run stopper in the Kevin WIlliams/Tony McDaniel mold, and both Langford and Canty provide that thing that Seattle has seemed to like so much in their defensive linemen: Length. Canty has 6 pass deflections in the past two seasons, so he's good at getting his hands up into passing lanes and knocking down passes. He's also forced three fumbles.