I don't begrudge the Seahawks for extending Chris Clemons last summer. It sounds like Clemons was likely holding out, and Seattle really didn't have a choice. They did the right thing signing him that extension.
But coming off a knee injury that Clemons won't be fully recovered from in either 2013 or 2014, is Clemons worth paying to keep around? His cap hit next year is $8.17 million. It's $9.67 million the year after that. His guaranteed money is only $2.16 million each year, meaning that if Seattle cut Clemons today they'd only have $4.33 million total dead money over the next two years.
I'm wondering this because if Clemons is not a realistic option to come back in 2013, Seattle would best served releasing Clemons before the season so as to increase Seattle's cap rollover number for the next season. It would be crazy to pay Clemons $8 million next season if he is likely to be a shell of his old self. He's 32 years old on a bad knee next season.
Kind of a tough situation to be in. This could impact Seattle's plans in free agency as well. Should be interesting to see what they do.