Seahawks Acquire CB John Reid In Trade With Houston

The Seahawks added depth at cornerback, acquiring 2020 fourth-round pick John Reid in a trade with the Texans.

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Houston Texans cornerback John Reid (34) battles with Tennessee Titans cornerback Tye Smith (23) on a punt play during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)

The Seahawks made a trade with the Houston Texans, adding cornerback John Reid in a trade that sends a conditional seventh-round pick to the Texans.

Reid, who is 5-foot-10, 187 pounds, was a fourth-round pick out of Penn State last year, and appeared in 13 games for the Texans as a rookie, starting one. Reid played 145 defensive snaps last season and 96 on special teams, and recorded nine tackles and one pass defensed

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll described Reid as, "steady. He has played nickel, shows versatility, plays inside and outside, shows real good speed. He's been an active player. We're continuing to seek depth, and he had played for (assistant special teams coach Tracy Smith) in Houston, so he had some background on him and we knew what we were getting so it helps us out."

The addition of Reid comes two days after the release of Pierre Desir, meaning the Seahawks again have eight cornerbacks on their roster, though Marquise Blair and Ugo Amadi, who are both listed as safeties, are competing for the nickel corner role.

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