Now that NFL teams are mere hours away from the deadline to exercise the fifth-year option for the 2015 season on players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, almost every team has made their decision.
A few teams, like the Green Bay Packers, who declined offensive tackle Derek Sherrod’s option, and the San Francisco 49ers, who decided to pick up the option of troubled but talented outside linebacker Aldon Smith, decided today.
Now, the World Champion Seattle Seahawks have made their decision. The Seahawks have decided to decline the option on offensie lineman James Carpenter.
Seattle Seahawks have declined to exercise guard James Carpenter’s fifth-year contract option for the 2015 season, the team announced.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 2, 2014
The Seahawks weren’t expected to pick up Carpenter’s option and it seemed like it was just a matter of time before they made an official decision.
Carpenter was the 25th overall pick of the 2011 Draft and although the former Alabama Crimson Tide standout started 10 games last season and started during the postseason, the Seahawks do not think he is worth the $7.438 million he would have been owed.