SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seahawks center Austin Blythe retires after 7 NFL seasons

Feb 28, 2023, 3:23 PM

Seahawks Austin Blythe...

Seahawks C Austin Blythe in action against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 25, 2022. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks center Austin Blythe announced his retirement on Tuesday after seven seasons with four teams.

Sean Desai leaves Seattle to become Eagles defensive coordinator

Blythe spent last season with Seattle, starting all 17 games in the regular season and the team’s one playoff game. Blythe was set to become a free agent when the new league year begins next month.

Blythe, 30, started his career with Indianapolis before spending four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and one season in Kansas City. Last season was his only year with the Seahawks.

“For a short, unathletic, undersized kid from Iowa, I’ve played a lot of football, met countless coaches and teammates that I can call friends, and made enough memories for myself and my family to last a lifetime,” Blythe wrote on Instagram.

Center was already likely to be a position to be addressed this offseason by the Seahawks before Blythe’s decision.

Huard on Seahawks Draft: Trio of D-linemen to watch at combine

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald 2024 rookie minicamp...

Cameron Van Til

Baldinger: What makes Seahawks’ new D a ‘conundrum’ for QBs

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger explains how new Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Macdonald's defense puts opposing quarterbacks in a bind.

48 minutes ago

Seattle Seahawks signee Ricky Person Jr....

Zac Hereth

Will Seahawks’ new RB from UFL factor into backfield?

Former NFL quarterback Brock Huard analyzes the Seattle Seahawks' signing of RB Ricky Person Jr. from the UFL.

5 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks Laken Tomlinson Jets 2023...

Cameron Van Til

From Jamaica to Seattle: The Seahawks’ new ironman left guard

New Seattle Seahawks OL Laken Tomlinson grew up in Jamaica, has medical school aspirations and brings an amazing track record of durability.

23 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald rookie minicamp 2024 Getty 900...

Cameron Van Til

Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett: How Carroll and Macdonald differ

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett shared how Pete Carroll and Mike Macdonald differ in their coaching styles. Brock Huard gives his reaction.

1 day ago

Seattle Seahawks Ryan Grubb Geno Smith OTAs 2024...

Cameron Van Til

NFL Network’s Baldinger: Why Seahawks’ new offense can have ‘great success’

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger explains why the Seattle Seahawks can excel in new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb's scheme.

1 day ago

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald 2024 rookie minicamp...

Cameron Van Til

Why Bump likes Seahawks’ decision to conduct joint practices

The Seattle Seahawks are conducting joint practices this August for the first time since 1991. Michael Bumpus explains why he likes the move.

2 days ago

Seahawks center Austin Blythe retires after 7 NFL seasons