The Seattle Seahawks retained one of their own for the first time since free agency began last week, re-signing cornerback and special teams standout Neiko Thorpe.
Thorpe joined the Seahawks just prior to the start of the 2016 season, signing with the team in early September after being released by both the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts in the lead up to the regular season.
The re-signing of Thorpe will give the team depth at the cornerback spot, with DeShawn Shead set to miss time into the 2017 season - he’s also currently an unrestricted free agent.
Thorpe played limited snaps on defense in 2016, with most of his time coming while Shead missed time with an injury late in the regular season. His real contribution was on special teams, where he played absolutely outstanding as a gunner alongside fellow cornerback DeAndre Elliott.
The terms of Thorpe’s deal haven’t been announced yet, but it’s likely a one-year deal for under a million dollars, after he earned $675,000 in 2016.