Seahawks Claim CB Jayson Stanley Off Waivers

The Seahawks added more depth to their secondary on Tuesday when they were awarded cornerback Jayson Stanley off waivers a day after he was waived by Jacksonville. 

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The Seahawks didn't add any defensive backs in their 2020 draft class, but they've found other ways to bolster that position group, including Tuesday's addition of cornerback Jayson Stanley, who was awarded to Seattle off waivers a day after being waived by Jacksonville.

Stanley, who is 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, went undrafted out of Georgia, where he was a reserve receiver and standout special teams player for the Bulldogs, then was signed by the Atlanta Falcons, who moved him to cornerback. After the Falcons waived him prior to the start of last season, Stanley spent time on the practice squads of the Miami Dolphins and the Jaguars. Jacksonville signed Stanley to a reserve/future contract in January, then was one of five players waived by the Jaguars on Monday following a draft in which Jacksonville selected four defensive backs.

Stanley is the third cornerback added by the Seahawks this offseason along with Quinton Dunbar, who was acquired in a trade with Washington, and Linden Stephens, who was claimed off of waivers earlier this month.

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