Listen: Little salary cap space left for OL

Allocating most of their salary cap to superstars isn't an approach every team is willing to take but doing things differently is something Pete Carroll and John Schneider seem to enjoy. Unfortunately, the massive deals for Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner (and previously several others) could leave some current Seahawks out in the cold when their deals come up.

The Seahawks deserve a lot of credit for extending superstars Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner to long-term deals but their rich contracts leave little room for the club to extend other important pieces, including starting offensive linemen Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy, among others.

The 27-year old Okung is currently counting 7.28 million against the cap this year and will likely command significantly more on the open market when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. The Seahawks currently list former undrafted free agent tight end Garry Gilliam as its second-string left tackle. Gilliam's size and athleticism are intriguing but there remain concerns about his playing strength - an area in which Okung excels.

Sweezy's cap hit essentially tripled in 2015 from his previous years but he still remains one of the NFL's best bargains at just $1.556 million this season. That's up from the $584K he made a season ago. Athletic, durable and tough, he's likely to have lots of suitors a year from now.

What are your thoughts on Seattle's salary cap? Should they do whatever is necessary to keep Okung and Sweezy in town or trust the genius that is Tom Cable? Let your voice be heard on the forums!

In the following interview with Monty in the Morning of 1320 KFAN in Salt Lake City, SeahawkFootball.com editor Rob Rang discusses why Okung and Sweezy may be among the Seahawks looking to get paid.

To listen to the interview, click on the link below.

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