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Seahawks claim Jayson Stanley off waivers

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The Seattle Seahawks released DJ Fluker this week, only to see him signed with the Baltimore Ravens almost immediately.

They’ve moved just as fast on another player, claiming Jayson Stanley off waivers.

Stanley comes to Seattle from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who waived Stanley after using four picks on defensive backs in the 2020 NFL Draft. Stanley went undrafted out of the University of Georgia in 2019, and originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons. After failing to make the Falcons roster out of training camp, Stanley spent time on the practice squad of both the Miami Dolphins and the Jaguars during this past season.

A wide receiver for the Bulldogs, he finished his college career with more special teams tackles (5) than receptions (3), logging just 113 yards from scrimmage during his time in Athens. That contributed to former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn converting Stanley to cornerback with the Falcons, as his long arms (33”) and size (6’2”, 209 pounds) gave him the size that Pete Carroll likes at outside cornerback.

In any case, it’s yet another name in the competition on defense, and a shot for Stanley to show what he has for a team looking for help in the secondary this offseason.