The Seattle Seahawks released starting guard D.J. Fluker after two seasons, the seven-year NFL veteran announced via Twitter on Sunday.
Fluker was due to make nearly $3.7million in the final season of a two-year, $6m contract he signed in March 2019.
The Seahawks found his possible replacement in this past weekend's NFL Draft after selecting LSU guard Damien Lewis in Friday's third round.
"I was released by the Seahawks today," Fluker wrote. "I am not upset, or hurt. This is a business and one that I've been in for a while.
"I want to thank [general manager] John [Schneider] and [head coach] Pete [Carroll] for their very thoughtful calls. Stay safe, be kind and love y'all. Thank you, Seattle."
Fluker started 23 regular-season games and three playoff contests over two seasons with Seattle and played a key part in the Seahawks finishing in the top five of the NFL in rushing yards per game in each of those campaigns.
The 29-year-old broke into the league as a first-round draft pick of the then-San Diego Chargers in 2013 and has started 88 regular-season games over seven seasons with the Chargers, New York Giants and Seahawks.