Seahawks Claim C Dakoda Shepley & CB Nigel Warrior Off Waivers

A day after NFL teams made roster cuts to reach the 53-player limit, the Seahawks claimed a pair of players, center Dakoda Shepley and cornerback Nigel Warrior.

Baltimore Ravens safety Nigel Warrior works out during an NFL football camp practice, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Seahawks claimed two players off of waivers Wednesday, adding center Dakoda Shepley, who was waived by the San Francisco 49ers, and cornerback Nigel Warrior, who was waived by the Baltimore Ravens.

To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived guard Phil Haynes and released quarterback Sean Mannion.

Warrior, who is the son of former Pro-Bowl cornerback Dale Carter, went undrafted out of Tennessee in 2020 and spent last year on Baltimore's practice squad. He played safety in college but also worked at cornerback while with Baltimore, including in preseason games this year. A three-year starter at Tennessee, Warrior earned All-SEC first-team honors as a senior when he had 70 tackles and four interceptions. Warrior finished his college career with 239 tackles and five interceptions in 49 career games.

Shepley, who is from Windsor, Ontario, played at the University of British Columbia, then signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2018. After spending training camp and the preseason with the Jets, he then joined the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, and started 14 games in 2019. After being named his team's most outstanding rookie, Shepley signed with the 49ers last summer, then was waived and signed to the 49ers' practice squad. Shepley was elevated to the active roster for two games late in the season.

Shepley has also dabbled in acting, including a small role in Deadpool 2, playing the character Omega Red.

Haynes, a fourth-round pick in 2019, has battled injuries and appeared in only two regular season games, though he did play 42 snaps in Seattle's divisional round loss to Green Bay as a rookie. Mannion, who signed with Seattle last month, was a third-round pick of the Rams in 2015 and has also spent time with Minnesota.

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