Over the past couple of weeks, the Seahawks have seen their safety depth take a number of hits.
Marquise Blair, who served as the backup free safety in addition to playing nickel, tore his ACL and was lost for the year. As a result Ugo Amadi, who can also play safety if needed, stepped into the starting nickel role. Lano Hill, who dealt with hip issues all throughout 2019, was a late scratch on Sunday because of stiffness in his hip. And of course, Jamal Adams suffered a groin strain that may keep him out of the lineup in Week 4.
So, it should come as no surprise to learn Seattle is in the market for some help at safety. First up is former Packers and Browns defensive back Damarious Randall, who was waived by the Raiders at the end of training camp this season.
#Seahawks are hosting veteran S Damarious Randall this week, sources say. They've had some injuries in the secondary so Randall could be added as insurance.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 29, 2020
The Seahawks were reportedly interested in Randall, who has experience in the slot and at safety, in the spring. However, nothing came of that interest at the time. Now, with a need at the position, Seattle could circle back to the 28-year-old.
In five seasons and 65 games, Randall has totaled 14 interceptions and 47 pass breakups, with his best play coming at safety, not nickelback.