Jacksonville today released former Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant, Seattle's defensive team captain in 2012-13.

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Jacksonville today cut Red Bryant, who played for Seattle from 2008-13 and was the Seahawks’ defensive captain his final two seasons.

Seattle released Bryant a few weeks after the Super Bowl in a cost-cutting move and he was then picked up by Jacksonville and former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, signing a four-year deal worth $17 million.

But the Jags have been active in free agency and with Bryant due a $500,000 roster bonus Sunday decided to release him today — he would have counted $4.5 million against the cap in 2015.

So would Seattle be interested in bringing Bryant back?

You’d think it’s something they’d at least consider — Seattle has shown no reluctance to bring back former players and the Seahawks are in need of some interior linemen. Bryant played primarily the five-technique defensive end role, which this year was taken over largely by Michael Bennett. In 2013, Bryant would play that spot on run downs and Bennett on passing downs. In 2014, Bennett basically played all the time. Injuries had Seattle scrambling to fill those roles at the end of the season, and Demarcus Dobbs was essentially the backup there for the final few games.

Bryant turns 31 in April, so any team would have to gauge how much they think Bryant has left.

Bryant played 536 snaps last year for Jacksonville after playing 481 his final season in Seattle, and was rated the No. 31 4-3 defensive end by Pro Football Focus, but was third of the 59 defensive ends rated against the run with a plus-12.8 grade, living up to the same rep he had with the Seahawks of being strong against the run. He was near the bottom in pass rush at minus-15.2.

He’d undoubtedly have to accept a much-reduced deal than he had his last few years in Seattle. But he could be an intriguing fit, and no doubt a popular re-addition to the locker room.