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Report: Seahawks to sign cornerback Jamar Taylor Thursday

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The big news for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday is of course that they are flying Ziggy Ansah, formerly of the Detroit Lions, to Seattle in order to sign a one-year contract. However, in addition to signing Ansah reports have now emerged that the team is also set to sign a veteran to compete for the slot cornerback roll left empty when Justin Coleman departed for the Lions.

Jamar Taylor was a second-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2013, and spent the last couple Seasons with the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals.

Before anyone asks, his arms are 30-3/4" in length, meaning he definitely seems to fall solely in the slot cornerback role for the Seahawks who prefer longer corners on the outside. So, the Hawks are indeed set to sign two veteran players Thursday, but only one of them is an edge rusher. Taylor will step into a defensive backs room that is very, very young, where he and safety Bradley McDougald will be the elder statesmen.

If nothing else, the training camp competition for the nickel cornerback role will certainly be interesting.