NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Monday that Seahawks guard Chance Warmack has voluntarily opted out for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.
#Seahawks OL Chance Warmack will be taking a voluntary opt-out for this season, source says. The former 10th overall pick, who sat out last season, had signed with Seattle in the spring.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 27, 2020
Warmack signed with Seattle this offseason after sitting out the 2019 season in order to get his body right. He's the former 10th-overall pick to the Titans back in 2013. Warmack has played in 68 career games (51 starts) split between the Titans and Eagles.
The Seahawks were hopeful that they'd found a potential value player in Warmack. They wanted him to compete at both guard spots and give him an opportunity to show he still has good football left in him.
Warmack opting out opens up a roster spot for Seattle and takes his $750,000 salary off the books. Given the Seahawks vast number of offensive linemen on the roster, they may choose to use that open spot for another position. Cornerback is a likely choice following the news that Quinton Dunbar was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List on Monday.
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