The Seahawks released guard Gabe Jackson and linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven.
Jackson, who the Seahawks acquired in a trade two years ago, has started 31 games at right guard over the past two seasons. He was the regular starter last season, but regularly rotated with Phil Haynes.
Haynes, who signed a contract extension earlier this offseason, now becomes the leading candidate to step into that starting role, though with free agency and the draft coming up, additions to the offensive line are likely.
Burr-Kirven, a fifth-round pick out of Washington in 2019, has missed the past two seasons due to a knee injury suffered in the 2021 preseason. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained in January that Burr-Kirven was dealing with nerve issues in addition to the initial ACL injury, leading to the long absence.
Prior to his injury, Burr-Kirven, the former Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was one of the Seahawks' top special teams players, recording 13 tackles and a forced fumble while playing roughly two thirds of Seattle's special teams snaps.
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