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Seahawks Re-Sign Special Teams Standout Neiko Thorpe

The Seahawks are bringing back cornerback and special teams standout Neiko Thorpe. 


Neiko Thorpe, one of the Seahawks' top special teams players over the past four seasons, is staying in Seattle, having re-signed on Monday after becoming an unrestricted free agent last month.

Thorpe, 30, has never started a game in his four years with the Seahawks while serving as a backup cornerback, but he has still been a very important player thanks to his role on special teams.

"Neiko Thorpe has just been the spirit of the special teams for a number of years now, and it's great that the guys recognize him again," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last year after Thorpe was voted the team's special teams captain for the second straight year. "He's got a great presence in our room and with our guys."

Thorpe began his NFL career in 2012 with the Chiefs after going undrafted out of Auburn, then spent time with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and the Oakland Raiders before joining the Seahawks in 2016. Thorpe has appeared in 48 games over the past four seasons and accumulated 28 special teams tackles, the most on the team over that span.

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