The Seahawks Sunday released veteran DT Tony McDaniel in a cost-cutting move.

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The Seahawks have released defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, the team announced Sunday morning.

It was a move the team had been known to be considering as a way to create the salary cap space needed for the signings of Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner the last two days.

McDaniel was in the final year of a two-year contract and had a salary cap number for this season of $3.625 million. Cutting McDaniel will save the Seahawks $3 million against the cap.

Wilson and Wagner signed deals the past two days worth a combined $130.7 million and it was known someone had to go to make it all work.

Both of those deals came with hefty price tags, and at some point the NFL’s salary cap was going to demand its reckoning from the Seahawks. This is part of that.

The 30-year-old McDaniel started the majority of Seattle’s games the last two seasons and played in all 16 games both years. At 6 foot 7, he was strikingly tall for a defensive tackle.

Without McDaniel, the Seahawks will relay even more heavily on free agent signee Ahtyba Rubin, a 29-year-old who has started the last six seasons with the Cleveland Browns, as well as third-year player Jordan Hill, who came on at the end of last season but has also battled some injuries in his Seahawks career.

Others who play defensive tackle for the Seahawks include Jesse Williams (currently on the NFI list), Jimmy Staten, T.Y. McGill and D’Anthony Smith. Some of the player listed as ends can also help inside, such as Demarcus Dobbs. 2015 second-round pick Frank Clark might also factor in, though his role is likely more at end and inside on passing downs — McDaniel played primarily on running downs and would come out on passing downs.

The Seahawks now have 90 players on their roster with safety Kam Chancellor remaining on a reserve list, giving the Seahawks 89 players participating in camp. The Seahawks can add another player but hadn’t done so as of the beginning of Sunday’s practice.