6'2" possession receiver, buried in depth chart in seattle's heavy run game. maybe he can do something with a real quarterback. still holding out hope for a surprise cut or a gettles trade. we have some cap space and draft pick flexibility now that we're not completely devoid of talent on the roster.
bummer. i never saw ward make any substantial plays in preseason where he completely dominated his inferior opponents though, so i can't say i'm entire surprised to see him go. hopefully he catches on somewhere else.
this is probably a simplistic comparison but he reminds me of hardy in his early days in that his biggest weakness is being able to seal off the contain on the edge of that line. i remember a lot of hardy's early promise was snuffed out by his tendency to let the tackle set the edge on him, back in the days when it seemed like opponents could run off tackle for fifteen-yard gains at will. ealy seems to have this same problem. hopefully he finds a hardy-level solution
eight sacks is one every two games. assuming he's starting every game, this means he has to register a half a sack one-on-one per game as a guy who will get a lot of one-on-one opportunities (CJ, KK, and star will get extra attention frequently) to get eight sacks. considering our defense will probably be on the field 70% of the game i'd say he'll have plenty of opportunity to eclipse that.