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Seahawks Release LB Benson Mayowa

The Seahawks released veteran pass-rusher Benson Mayowa, who has spent the past two season with Seattle. 


The Seahawks released pass-rusher Benson Mayowa, a player who began his career as a Seahawk almost a decade ago, then returned to Seattle in 2020.

Mayowa appeared in 28 games for the Seahawks over the past two seasons, starting 16, recording seven sacks, six of which came in 2020.

Mayowa, who went undrafted out of Idaho in 2013, began his NFL career as a tryout player at Seattle's rookie minicamp, a tryout that led to a contract with the eventual Super Bowl champs. After appearing in two games with the Seahawks that year, Mayowa went to Oakland where he earned a bigger role, then went on to play for Dallas and Arizona.

The move comes after the Seahawks added outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu to bolster the pass rush.

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