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NFL - US Sports: 'Massive market' likely for Wagner

A "massive market" is developing for middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, who was unceremoniously released by the Seattle Seahawks this week, according to NFL analyst Jordan Schultz.

The Seahawks, who are 15/2 to win the NFC West next season, made waves by agreeing to trade quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and the decision to let Wagner go was another unpopular move.

The 31-year-old - who has played his entire pro career in Seattle - was drafted in the second round back in 2012 and a year later made ten combined tackles as the Seahawks routed the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

On Friday, Wagner revealed that he didn't hear from the Seahawks initially about their decision to cut him.

"Crazy part about all this. I played there for 10 years & I didn't even hear it from them that I wasn't coming back," he tweeted.

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Wagner won't be short of options to continue his NFL career in 2022 with Schultz claiming 12 teams are already showing an interest in the six-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler.

Citing sources, he stated the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, L.A. Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers were among those about to beat a path to Wagner's door.

Schultz also said Dallas Cowboys head coach Dan Quinn "loves him but they're short on cash".

Similarly, the Ravens have limited cap space and might not be able to win a bidding war for the former Seattle Seahawks star.

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