The Seahawks have re-signed cornerback Neiko Thorpe, according to a club announcement. Terms of the deal are not yet known.
Thorpe has spent the last four years with the Seahawks as a reserve, following stints with the Chiefs and Raiders. He’ll aim to make the cut and fill a similar role in Seattle this year. Although he’s not a top-tier corner, Thorpe offers depth support at the cornerback position and special teams acumen.
Last year, Thorpe re-upped with the ‘Hawks on a one-year, $1MM deal with a $100K signing bonus and a modest non-guaranteed base of $850K. He went on to appear in seven games for Seattle, before being placed on IR in December.
This year, the Seahawks will return starters Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers, though recent acquisition Quinton Dunbar figures to see a key role. They may also pad the CB group in the draft. In the ten drafts run by head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, the Seahawks have only passed on CBs once. Still, most of those corners have been taken in the fourth-round or later, and that’s likely how they’d address the position this year given their more pressing needs.
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