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Report: Seahawks interested in safety Damarious Randall

Seattle Seahawks v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The legal tampering period began at 9 AM PST, and shortly thereafter we had our first reported interest from the Seahawks end. Per ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Seattle has expressed preliminary interest in Browns free safety Damarious Randall.

A first-round pick in 2015, Randall seemingly had his career salvaged by Cleveland, when they acquired him from the Packers in exchange for quarterback DeShone Kizer. Moved between nickelback, corner and safety in Green Bay, Randall became the Browns’ free safety almost immediately.

In 2018, his first season in Cleveland, Randall tied a career-high with four interceptions plus a career-high 85 tackles, as he became a plus-starter for the Browns. In 2019, Randall was victim to the utter dysfunction in Cleveland as he struggled throughout the season as he played on the fifth-year option.

In Seattle, Randall would presumably provide safety depth. As well as he played in 2018, it still wasn’t at a high enough level to usurp the starting spots of Bradley McDougald and Quandre Diggs. Some have suggested McDougald could be cut, but that seems increasingly unlikely. Another option would be to return Randall to the slot and compete with Amadi—though it’s unclear how willing the player is to move from safety at this point.

If the Seahawks and Pete Carroll were to bring in Randall, one would assume it would be with a clear plan in mind for a versatile defensive back.