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2011 NFL Free Agency: Kentwan Balmer Released By Seahawks Into The Wild

August 18, 2010: Kentwan Balmer had these words to say about the Seattle Seahawks after being traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

"Like I said, what happened in San Francisco was in San Francisco," Balmer said.

"I think this is a first-class organization (in Seattle). I think I mesh well with the people here."

August 24, 2011: Balmer is let go by this "first-class organization." Jason La Canfora of NFL.com provided the report.

The young defensive end from North Carolina didn't perform very well on the field for either team. Even if he's versatile to play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme, he hasn't shown that he can be anything better than a rotation player in either system. He had his best year in 2010, but he only put up 43 tackles and was generally a backup. The Seahawks are now lacking in defensive line depth though, with no one to rotate in to help out Alan Branch.

Balmer was a first round pick by the Niners, drafted 29th overall. He had two seasons of semi-average performance before he was traded to Seattle for a sixth round pick. And now he's at home watching Rugrats or something. Couldn't have worked out any better for Kentwan Balmer.

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