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Seahawks re-sign special teams standout Neiko Thorpe

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Just a day after it was reported that Neiko Thorpe had visited the Buffalo Bills, it turns out that the veteran special teams standout will remain with the Seattle Seahawks entering the 2019 season.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times confirmed the good news on Saturday.

While the Seahawks special teams as a whole has not been good over the past few seasons, Thorpe has been a brilliant gunner who has been with Seattle since 2016. Just look at this play and you’ll see why he’s highly regarded at his position.

Thorpe is also a reserve cornerback, so the Seahawks also retain some of the depth at that position.

No contract details were disclosed, although we know they’ll come out soon.

Thorpe is also an extremely competitive ping pong player, so we’ll need to see who will be his new rival now that Justin Coleman has departed for the Detroit Lions.