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Seahawks trade 2015 6th Round pick to Colts for DB Marcus Burley

John Grieshop

The Seahawks have traded a sixth rounder in next year's Draft for Colts defensive back Marcus Burley. Burley has reportedly had a very impressive camp for the Colts and was slated to make their 53-man roster, so the Seahawks evidently felt that even if he was waived, they wouldn't be able to pick him up with their 32nd position in the waiver wire. He'll come in and compete with Jeremy Lane for the nickel spot.

Burley is a 5'10, 185 pound nickel corner type with blazing speed -- here are his pro day numbers from


He was originally an undrafted free agent out of Delaware for the Jaguars, but was cut there and has spent time in Indianapolis. From Burley's time in Jacksonville, I'm sure the Hawks got some good intel from Gus Bradley and company.

This comes on the heels of the report that the Seahawks released DB Phillip Adams, who had flashed at times this preseason but was beat deep in Friday's game against the Raiders. Pete Carroll highly values the idea of not letting anything get over your head, so this did not help Adams' cause. We'll see what Burley can do.