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Report: Seahawks release defensive end Branden Jackson

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The Seattle Seahawks have made another roster change, albeit a tad less splashy than Saturday’s trade for Jamal Adams.

Aaron J. Fentress or The Oregonian reports that defensive end Branden Jackson has been released, which is certainly one way to save a tiny bit of cap space.

As a tendered restricted free agent, Jackson was set to make a little over $2.1 million this year but cutting him would leave no dead money at all. The 27-year-old has been with the team on either the practice squad or the active roster since the 2017 season.

Last year saw the most playing time of Jackson’s career, with 15 games played and three starts in the regular season. He was credited with two sacks and two passes defensed in a career-high 418 total snaps.

Jackson was serviceable depth but otherwise was hardly a lock to make the roster this year even after being tendered, and now he’s seemingly off the team altogether. It’s worth noting that cutting from 90 to 80-man rosters can either happen before teams report to training camp this week or do it by August 16th, the day before teams can practice with pads. If Seattle is choosing the first option then we should expect more cuts over the next couple of days.