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Seahawks released LS Andrew East

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Churn, churn, churn. Seattle is working the longsnapper market this offseason, and per the NFL's transaction wire, have signed longsnapper Drew Ferris and released Andrew East. East's release follows the release of longtime Seahawks longsnapper Clint Gresham, so Seattle is obviously looking for a new longsnapper for 2016.

Ferris is a former Florida Gator that took part in a rookie mini-camp with the Jets last year.

Seattle also recently signed tackle Bradley Sowell, who had been training to be a longsnapper this offseason (and published this video of him longsnapping to Instagram), so he could be a replacement option. Perhaps Seattle will try to open up one roster spot (and gameday active spot) by having Sowell play the role as a backup offensive lineman plus the longsnapper.

Gresham had signed a three-year, $2.705M contract last year and he was due to represent a $860k against the cap in 2016, but will now account for a $200k dead money charge. If they go with Ferris, they'll save a little money at that spot.