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Seattle trades for defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, a former first round pick.
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Seattle has released recently signed running back Adrian Peterson to make room for Kentwan Balmer. To which I add, yes, the crazy good Adrian Peterson and not some schlub that shares his name.
yuck yuck yuck
And so begins the reclamation project.
Kentwan Balmer paid back a quarter of the 2010 portion of his signing bonus, $80,000, to facilitate the trade to Seattle. This can be construed as indication that he wants to play. This can be interpreted as common sense: If Balmer was AWOL from 49ers camp, he needed to make a trade work or face San Francisco attempting to recoup some of their money. Yes, even in the NFL, one must go to work to be paid.
Matt Barrows is reporting that Seattle has traded a 2011 sixth-round pick for former first-round pick Kentwan Balmer. Seattle was a favorite destination for Balmer as decided by mock draft mongers. He didn't fit then general manager Tim Ruskell's profile, but he apparently matches Pete Carroll's hunger for reclamation projects and general manager John Schneider's evaluation of a quality return for a future sixth-round pick.
Balmer played sparingly for the 49ers and was "AWOL" for San Francisco's training camp. That absence forced the move. Seattle now takes their shot to see if they can generate more value from the 23 year old.