Seattle Seahawks release DE Chris Clemons
MAR 12, 2014 1:02p ET
Seattle made the move with Clemons on Wednesday morning. NFL.com first reported his release and it was confirmed by Clemons' representatives. Clemons was set to make $7.5 million in base salary in 2014.
Clemons turned around his career when he arrived in Seattle via trade before the 2010 season. Placed into the LEO position on the defensive line, Clemons became Seattle's top pass rusher for his first three seasons with the Seahawks with a combined 33 1/2 sacks from 2010 to 2012. Last season, Clemons had only 4 1/2 sacks with the emergence of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett.