The Seahawks are bringing back veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor to provide depth to a position group that was hit by injuries in Sunday’s season opener. Cornerback Parry Nickerson was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.
Taylor, 28, initially signed with Seattle as a free agent in May and was part of the competition for the nickel job throughout camp and the preseason. He was released prior to the start of the regular season when Seattle set its initial 53-man roster.
Ugo Amadi, who won the nickel job to open the season, sustained a shoulder injury in the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Monday, while reserve cornerback and special teams standout Neiko Thorpe left the game with a hamstring injury.
Taylor, a second-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2013, has appeared in 78 games in his career, starting 41 over the course of stops in Miami, Cleveland, Arizona and Denver.
Nickerson, a 2018 sixth-round pick by the Jets, was acquired in a trade prior to the start of the regular season.
Game action photos from the Seattle Seahawks' regular season opener of 2019 against the Cincinnati Bengals.