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Seahawks waive Tedric Thompson with failed physical designation

NFL: OCT 03 Rams at Seahawks Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was inevitable that Tedric Thompson’s days with the Seattle Seahawks would soon be over, but now we know it’ll be via release instead of a trade.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported the news on Tuesday.

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Thompson was granted permission to seek a trade, but it honestly would’ve been a bonus to get him off the books and receive something in return.

The “now healthy” part is worth noting, as that impacts the money saved by letting him go.

UPDATE: So uh... about that. He was waived with a failed physical designation, per the NFL’s roster transactions.

Seattle will save a shade over $2 million in cap space and only have $168,003 in dead money.

The safety depth chart for the Seahawks includes Bradley McDougald and Quandre Diggs as presumptive starters, while Marquise Blair and Lano Hill are the reserves (and I doubt Hill factors into the team’s plans for 2020). Depending on what the Seahawks do at nickel, Ugo Amadi could be an option at safety since he’s got the versatility to be an S/CB.

I think we have gone over Thompson’s struggles throughout his Seahawks career more than enough times, so let’s at least remember his greatest highlight — a miraculous diving interception off of Jared Goff that helped the Seahawks beat the Rams last October.