Seahawks set to release WR Ben Obomanu

By John Breech |

Wide receiver Ben Obomanu won't be wearing a Seahawks uniform in 2013. (USATSI)

The Percy Harvin trade claimed its second victim Friday in the form of Seahawks wide receiver Ben Obomanu, who's expected to be released. Obomanu took to Twitter to say goodbye to Seahawk fans.

Since acquiring Harvin from the Vikings on Monday, Seattle has cut Leon Washington and now comes the expected move to release Obomanu. With Harvin on the roster, both players became expendable.

Obomanu's career has been productive, considering he was the seventh-to-last pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, when the Seahawks made him the 249th overall selection. Obomanu went over 400 yards receiving in 2010 and 2011 but was limited to four catches for 58 yards in 2012. He'll finish his Seahawks career with 1,209 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Obomanu was headed into the final year of a three-year deal that was to pay him $2.3 million in base salary next season, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. The Seahawks will save about $2.5 million in cap space by releasing him.

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