During the Week 1 victory of the Seattle Seahawks over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Hawks depth at cornerback was tested, with both Ugo Amadi and Neiko Thorpe missing time with injuries. While Amadi returned to the game after having the wind knocked out of him, Thorpe suffered a hamstring injury and did not return. As such, on Monday the team took a step towards improving the depth for the secondary ahead of the Week 2 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers by adding a veteran who had been with the team during the preseason.
The Seahawks are re-signing cornerback Jamar Taylor, a source confirms to ESPN (@MikeGarafolo reported first). Taylor was with Seattle in training camp and was released during the cuts to 53. Seahawks had another CB, Neiko Thorpe, go down with a hamstring injury yesterday.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 9, 2019
While many fans may have hoped that the team would bring back DeShawn Shead now that Week 1 had passed, it is instead Jamar Taylor who is reportedly resigning with the squad. Taylor, who competed with Ugo Amadi and Akeem King for the role in the slot seems likely to see significant action this week. While the Hawks were content to play base defense against the Bengals for much of the game on Sunday, it seems likely the Hawks will play more nickel against not only the Steelers in Week 2, but the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4.
Thus, that upcoming line up of opponents made depth in the secondary a very important issue to address. At the moment there have not been any reports about the transaction made to free a roster spot for Taylor, whether that would be moving a player to IR or a release. We’ll keep you updated once that becomes known.