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WR Ben Obomanu released?

It appears that seven-year veteran receiver Ben Obomanu's tenure with the Seattle Seahawks has come to an end, as he said goodbye to fans via Twitter this afternoon.

The Seahawks have not confirmed Obomanu's release.

Obomanu was scheduled to make $2.3 million in base salary in 2013 in the final year of a three-year extension. But with the addition of Percy Harvin, Obomanu would have been the fifth receiver on the roster at best, which made is salary prohibitive for Seattle to keep on the roster.

The Seahawks will save about $2.5 million in cap space by releasing Obomanu.

But by letting him go now, the Seahawks allow Obomanu a chance to catch on with another team.

Obomanu, 29, finished 2012 on the injured reserve with a wrist issue, but felt he could have came back had Seattle given him the opportunity. Known for his toughness and versatility, Obomanu finishes his career in Seattle with 87 receptions for 1,209 yards and seven touchdowns.