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Report: Rams releasing Seahawks legend Bobby Wagner

The Rams and Wagner reportedly mutually agreed to part ways.

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The Bobby Wagner homecoming in Los Angeles lasted just one season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Thursday that the legendary former Seattle Seahawks linebacker will be released by the cash-strapped Rams, who will get some cap space as part of this mutual parting of ways. According to Schefter, Wagner “wants to win” and the Rams just finished 5-12, so he’s looking to be on a contender.

Wagner was Pro Football Focus’ #1 graded middle linebacker (for whatever that’s worth), and he was selected to the All-Pro Second-Team after racking up 140 tackles, a career-high six sacks, and an interception apiece of his former teammates Geno Smith and Russell Wilson.

The 32-year-old Wagner signed a five-year, $50 million contract with the Rams last offseason when the Seahawks released him, but obviously that won’t be fulfilled. Cutting Wagner saves the Rams $5 million but they do take on $7.5 million in dead money.

Cody Barton is a free agent and Jordyn Brooks is on the mend following ACL surgery. I don’t know if the Seahawks will or should bring him back, but you know exactly where I’m going with this. Vote in the poll below.


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