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Twitter reacts to the Seahawks release of Kam Chancellor and Doug Baldwin

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Late Wednesday evening word leaked out that the Seattle Seahawks would be making a big roster move on Thursday, the signing of free agent defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The team was in desperate need of pass rush following the trade of Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs, and reports from NFL Insiders had the Seahawks as the team expected to add Ansah for the 2019 season.

However, when the Hawks announced the addition of three players to the roster on Thursday, none of signed who were announced, Nick Bellore, Jamar Taylor or Marcus Martin, were the name that many fans were so eager to see added to the roster. Further, having been at 89 players on the roster prior to the addition of Bellore, Taylor and Martin, the team needed to release two players in order to make room for the new additions.

That is when the team made an announcement that sent shockwaves not only through the Seahawks fanbase, but through the NFL community as well.

Just like that, two eras had come to an end. Two players who had represented the underdog Seahawks almost from the time of Pete Carroll’s arrival through the greatest period of success in franchise history had been released. Fans and observers had heard the rumors and knew this was coming, but that appears to have done little to soften the blow of the reception of the actual news itself.

Thus, let’s take a moment and turn to see some reactions from Twitter. However, because I’m on the spectrum and don’t react with what most consider normal human emotions, let’s take a look at the accounting side of things.

I will of course be looking at this in greater detail in the coming days, so no need to dig too deep into it right now, just accept that my numbers are correct (even though you’ll see different numbers elsewhere). With the accounting out of the way, let’s take a look at the tributes to each that were sent out by the team in the wake of the announcements.

And once you have had a chance to address the fact that it just got really dusty wherever it is that you are reading this piece, you can go ahead and work your way through some of the reactions from fans and media professionals.