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Seahawks trade for Jets CB Parry Nickerson

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NFL: AUG 18 Jets Green & White Scrimmage Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks made a trade of much greater significance earlier Saturday, but that doesn’t mean John Schneider is done making moves.

With the Seahawks cutting Jamar Taylor and DeShawn Shead over the past 24 hours, there were question marks about Seattle’s corner depth, particularly as it pertains to the nickel spot. Well it looks like they’ve responded by trading a 2021 conditional seventh-round pick for second-year New York Jets CB Parry Nickerson.

Nickerson is listed at 5’10” and 182 lbs, with 30 1/4” arm length. Drafted in the sixth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Jets, he played in every game last season and made two starts in place of the injured Buster Skrine. His official stats include 21 tackles, a TFL, and a pass defensed.

From his NFL.com combine profile:

Nickerson is a gritty, undersized cornerback who possesses some of the more impressive ball skills in this year’s draft. His lack of size and length will likely force him into the slot where his athletic ability and technique should allow him to make his mark. Nickerson is tough, smart and instinctive, but he needs to prove he can hold up as an NFL tackler. He should compete for a role as nickel cornerback early in his career.