The Seahawks brought back a familiar face to add depth to the cornerback competition by signing Pierre Desir, a player who spent time with Seattle in 2016 and 2017.
Desir, a fourth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2014, spent part of the 2016 season on Seattle's practice squad, as well as training camp and the preseason in 2017 before being waived as part of roster cuts.
Desir was subsequently claimed off waivers by Indianapolis and went on to have his most success with the Colts, starting 29 of 37 games played from 2017-2019, recording five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, 161 tackles and two forced fumbles. Desir began the 2020 season with the Jets, recording three interceptions in nine games, then was waived in November. He finished the season with the Ravens, appearing in three games.
Desir gives the Seahawks another player with starting experience to join the competition at cornerback along with Tre Flowers, D.J. Reed, Damarious Randall and free-agent addition Ahkello Witherspoon.
The 6-foof-1, 192-pound Desir has been his team's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award each of the past two years, being the Colts' nominee in 2019 and the Jets' nominee in 2020. Earlier this year, Desir donated 10,000 meals to the Houston Food Bank after severe winter storms hit Texas.
A look back at Seattle Seahawks cornerback Pierre Desir's first seven seasons in the NFL, including a few months on the Seahawks practice squad in 2016. Desir returned to the Seahawks, signing as a free agent on April 23, 2021.