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Instant Analysis – Seattle Seahawks Release LenDale White

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23:  Running back LenDale White #25 of the Tennessee Titans jokes with fans during the game with the Houston Texans on November 23, 2009  at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Ken KellyContributor IIIJanuary 2, 2017

In a stunning development, LenDale White was released by Seattle today. He was said to be in good shape and excited for the opportunity, but something big obviously happened. I’m sure we’ll find out in the coming days, but this has some serious implications on a number of players.

LenDale White RB FA
Depending on what happened, this could be the end of the road for White. He’s just gone from mid-to-late dynasty pick to the scrap heap. At this point, he’s a late-round flyer at best. I’m sure we’ll know more soon enough.

Justin Forsett RB SEA
Forsett was a great play late last season and his value just went up temporarily. However, I’d wait to see what happens in the coming days before I’d go making offers or drafting him too early. Fact is, if they thought he could be a reliable first and second down back, they wouldn’t have gone after White in the first place.

Julius Jones RB SEA
This news is great for Jones, at least for now. He was going to be fighting for a roster spot but may have a shot at sticking if the Hawks stand pat.

Leon Washington RB SEA
Washington’s value is pretty much unaffected. He was going to be a return ace and third down back when healthy anyway.

Quinton Ganter RB SEA
He may get a chance for more RB chances now instead of being a true FB. He’s really not dynamic at all though. I’d stay away.

This news is significant on a lot of fronts. It will be very interesting to see what Seattle does in the coming weeks. They could wait to see if another veteran is cut (see: Washington Redskins), kick the tires on Brian Westbrook or another FA, or try to secure someone like Marshawn Lynch in trade.

Regardless, Pete Carroll and John Schneider are currently sleepless in Seattle.

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