Seahawks claim cornerback Linden Stephen from waiver wire

The Seahawks continued the team roster rebuild with the signing of cornerback   Jayson Stanley. The signing Stanley a former Jaguar comes just 24 hours the release of C Justin Britt and RG D.J. Fluker.  Fluker signed with the  Baltimore Ravens. Britt continues his rehab to repair an ACL injury.


The 6-foot-2 209 pound Stanley played his collegiate career at Georgia as a wide receiver. The Atlanta Falcons signed Stanley and converted him to a cornerback. The Falcons released Stanley after training. Stanley spent time on the Miami Dolphins and Jaguars practice squads. In January Stanley signed a  reserve future with the Jaguars. After drafting four cornerbacks the Jaguars released Stephens on Monday.

   The Seahawks defensive backfield will undergo a revamp this offseason. Stanley is the third cornerback signed by the Seahawks this offseason. Quinton Dunbar and Linden Stephens are the other offseason signing.  Left Cornerback Shaquil Griffin, and FS Quandre Diggs are sure bets to start. Strong Safety  Bradley McDougald should be in that group. The two-year starter is that player you cannot keep out of the starting line up.


Tre Flowers had his worse game as a pro in the team’s NFC Divisional loss to Green Bay. Flowers and Ugo Amadi were unable to contain the Packers Devante Adams who caught eight passes for 160 yards. Flowers had a solid season leading up to the Packers game. Starting 15 of 16 games and recorded a career-high 3 interceptions. This will be Flowers’s third year.

Not everyone will be competing to dethrone Flowers. The Seahawks like to play five and six defensive backs.  Rookie  Ugo Amadi was the nickel back and improved with each game. Like Flowers, Amadi will need to jump to the next level

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