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The Seattle Seahawks released defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on Sunday.

The move was made to help offset a salary-cap crunch after the Seahawks reached long-term extensions with quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner, according to ESPN.

The Seahawks signed Wilson to a four-year extension worth $87.6 million on Friday and signed Wagner to a four-year extension worth $43 million on Sunday.

McDaniel, 30, was set to make $2.5 million in base salary this season and was scheduled to become a free agent in 2016.

McDaniel spent two seasons in Seattle, starting 29 of 32 games, collecting 83 tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. In the postseason, he started five of six games, collecting 14 tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

Originally signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006, McDaniel spent three seasons with the Jaguars before moving on to Miami and playing four seasons with the Dolphins (2009-12). In nine NFL seasons, he has played in 111 games with 34 starts, totaling 212 tackles, 10.5 sacks, nine passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.


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