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Inside the Numbers: Kelly Herndon

Inside the Numbers: Kelly Herndon

Using Football Outsiders' proprietary stats, Seahawks.NET's Doug Farrar goes beyond the official numbers and investigates the wisdom of Kelly Herndon's release. Was his tackling ability as good as we thought, and did his liabilities in pass coverage make that tackling ability a moot point?

When the Seahawks lost the services of cornerback Ken Lucas to the Carolina Panthers, who signed him to a six-year, $36 million contract in March of 2005, they brought in two stopgaps for the secondary – Andre Dyson and Kelly Herndon. Seattle released Dyson in March of 2006, and Herndon’s release was announced on Friday. This cost-cutting measure further reflects the Seahawks’ desire to grow their...

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