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.
Can confirm the reports that Neiko Thorpe has re-signed with Seahawks. Was a special teams co-captain last season. Leaves just 2 of Seattle's 13 UFAs unsigned --- Sebastian Janikowski and Dion Jordan.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 23, 2019
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.
Just now realizing that in every one of my audio files from the Seahawks locker room today you can hear Neiko Thorpe and Justin Coleman in the background arguing at the ping pong table. Those two really go at it every day. It's not a game.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) December 20, 2018
There is no more competitive rivalry in the NFL than Neiko Thorpe v. Justin Coleman in ping pong, every day in the Seahawks locker room.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) November 20, 2018