The Seahawks are waiving safety Tedric Thompson and tight end Ed Dickson in moves that will create an extra $5.1 million in salary cap space.

Both moves were confirmed to the Seattle Times with Thompson’s waiving first reported by Josina Anderson of ESPN) while Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported the imminent release of Dickson. Dickson’s release will save $3 million against the cap and Thompson $2.13 million.

The two moves, which had been anticipated for a while, will help out the Seahawks financially as they were listed as down to $11.3 million in available cap space entering the day by OvertheCap.com. That, though, does not include the contracts of Bruce Irvin or receiver Phillip Dorsett, who each have agreed to terms or signed in recent day.