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Seahawks trade for former Washington Huskies star corner Sidney Jones

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome home, Sidney!

Former University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones has been traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Seattle Seahawks on the eve of roster cutdown day. In return the Jaguars get a 2022 sixth-round pick.

Any Huskies fans will fondly remember Jones from those excellent Washington defenses of the mid-2010s, earning First-Team All-Pac 12 honors in 2015 and 2016. He was considered one of the best corners in the 2017 NFL Draft, but an Achilles injury at his Pro Day led to him being taken 43rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Injuries have been a problem for Jones and he found himself in and out of the lineup even when healthy while in Philadelphia. Jones was waived during 2020 roster cuts and claimed by the Jaguars. He played in nine games, starting in six of them, and getting two interceptions as well as nine passes defensed. Unfortunately, he ended the season on IR with an Achilles injury. Jacksonville re-signed him this offseason and he has played this preseason.

The Seahawks’ outside corner situation has been a concern among fans throughout the offseason. At the moment rookie CB Tre Brown is dealing with knee soreness and that was largely why they traded for John Reid last week. Ahkello Witherspoon and D.J. Reed project to be the Week 1 starters but no one else who’s predominantly an outside CB should be considered a lock to make the roster.

Here are some highlights of Jones’ performance against the Green Bay Packers.