Embattled Seahawks WR/KR Dee Eskridge agrees to a pay cut

The Seahawks are getting their salary cap ducks in a row as we approach the unofficial start of free agency tomorrow. Last week the team made several players salary cap casualties, cutting safeties Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams as well as tight end Will Dissly and nose tackle Bryan Mone.

Yesterday, we learned of two more players getting their contracts restructured going into 2024. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is the far more significant of the two, essentially taking a pay cut but keeping the final two years on his current contract.

Wide receiver Dee Eskridge has also agreed to a pay cut. Eskridge was originally due around $1.47 million this year, but he’s agreed to a new one-year deal worth a little over $1 million. Aaron Wilson was the first to have reported the news.

The move saved the Seahawks roughly $400,000 in cap room.

Injuries have derailed whatever promise Eskridge might have shown coming out of Western Michigan when Seattle drafted him in the second round back in 2021. All together he has appeared in 24 games and missed 27. Outside of some decent kickoff returns, when Eskridge has been on the field the results have been sloppy and he’s been out of sync with his quarterbacks.

We don’t have all the details on Lockett’s new deal yet, but assuming they net around $7 million in cap room, when combined with Eskridge’s new deal it should put the Seahawks around $50 million in cap space as free agency begins.

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