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Seahawks release S Tedric Thompson

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SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 10: Tedric Thompson #33 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a turnover on downs after a stop on fourth down in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on December 10, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks are releasing safety Tedric Thompson, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Anderson reports that the cut is a salary cap move, but that Thompson, who missed part of last season with a torn labrum, is now healthy.

Thompson, 25, had been given “permission to seek a trade,” but his market was never going to be robust. He was benched following last year’s Quandre Diggs addition.

Thompson ended up playing roughly half the snaps he received in 2018. Thompson’s experience and relative youth will give him a strong chance at cracking someone’s 53-man roster this summer.

Thompson started six games in 2019.

Rotoworld contributed to this report.

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