Cornerback John Reid has been through a lot in the last eight days. The Seattle Seahawks made him one of their final cuts at the end of August, but signed him back to the practice squad soon after.
Now, he’ll get a chance to compete for Week 1 playing time this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Reid reportedly agreed to a deal with the Seahawks to join the team’s 53-man roster on Tuesday, according to an announcement from his agents. Seattle will need to respond by making another move to free up a spot, but the team has not confirmed exactly what that move will be.
Reid enters his second NFL season in 2021 after spending his rookie year with the Houston Texans. He made 13 tackles in 13 games for the Texans after they took him in the fourth-round of the 2020 draft.
Houston still decided to trade Reid away in August, sending the young cornerback to Seattle in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2023. After a tumultuous month, the 25-year-old will finally get a real chance to stick in one place on the Seahawks active roster.
John Reid’s agency announcing he is signing to the 53-man roster. So, Seahawks will have to make a corresponding move. https://t.co/XoZy8JHd60
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 7, 2021
Seattle has been busy this last week scooping up defensive back talent. The team acquired Sidney Jones in a trade and signed Bless Austin to try and add depth before the season opener.
Tre Flowers and D.J. Reed still project to be the Seahawks two starting cornerbacks when they take the field this Sunday, but the rest of the group will be fighting for playing time. Reid should get ample opportunity to get in the game and prove that he’s worthy of holding onto a roster spot.
The Seahawks will take on the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
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