Neiko Thorpe, who has been one of the Seahawks’ top special teams players for the past three seasons, is coming back to Seattle for another year. The Seahawks re-signed Thorpe on Saturday, keeping one of their leaders on special teams who also provides quality depth at cornerback.
Thorpe, 29, was a special teams co-captain last season and recorded five special teams tackles and a fumble recovery in 12 games. As one of Seattle’s best gunners on punt coverage, he was also responsible for downing a number of Michael Dickson punts inside the 20-yard line.
Thorpe, who went undrafted out of Auburn in 2012, began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, then after spending 2014 and 2015 with Oakland, he signed with Seattle at the beginning of the 2016 season.
Dressed in costume as Luigi, team mascot Blitz the Seahawk paid a visit to 2019 Emerald City Comic Con held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.