The Seahawks have acted quickly after offensive tackle Chad Wheeler was arrested on domestic violence and assault charges.
Seattle officially waived Wheeler today, according to the league’s transaction wire.
As a practical matter, the move doesn’t make a big difference. Wheeler was going to become a free agent in March anyway, and the Seahawks had already made clear that he won’t be back with the team. But it’s a statement from the Seahawks that they are taking the matter seriously.
Wheeler released a statement on social media apologizing and saying, “It is time for me to walk away from football and get the help I need.”