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Seahawks Acquire Safety Quandre Diggs In Trade With Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs (28) in action against the Los Angeles Chargers during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Detroit Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs (28) in action against the Los Angeles Chargers during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

The Seahawks bolstered their secondary with a trade Wednesday, acquiring former Lions starting safety Quandre Diggs.

The Seahawks made a trade Wednesday to bolster their secondary, acquiring safety Quandre Diggs in a trade with the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks will send a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Lions in exchange for Diggs and a 2021 seventh rounder. The Seahawks had an extra fifth-round pick in next year’s draft, the result of the trade they made earlier this season sending Nick Vannett to Pittsburgh.

Guard Jordan Roos was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.

Diggs, 26, has been a starting safety for the Lions since switching to that position during the 2017 season. Prior to that, he primarily played nickel cornerback. A sixth-round pick out of Texas in 2015, Diggs has appeared 65 games over the past five seasons, starting 40, including all 16 games last season. Diggs has recorded 235 tackles, six interceptions and 24 passes defensed in his career. He had three interceptions in both 2017 and 2018, and 17 passes defensed over the span of those two seasons.

Diggs was also voted a team captain by his teammates for the 2019 seasons. 

The Seahawks have been dealing with some injuries at safety of late, with Bradley McDougald dealing with back spasms that sidelined him last week, and with Lano Hill battling an elbow injury that caused him to miss last week’s game, and will keep him out again this week, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

The Seahawks also made additions to the practice squad, signing receiver Penny Hart, an undrafted rookie out of Georgia State, and linebacker Malik Carney, an undrafted rookie out of North Carolina who spent time with Seattle's practice squad earlier this season. Rookie defensive tackle Bryan Mone was released from the practice squad to make room for Hart.

Take a look back at photos of Quandre Diggs' first five seasons in the NFL.

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