The Seahawks added to their safety depth on Tuesday, bringing back safety Josh Jones, who appeared in four games for Seattle late last season. Additionally, defensive tackle Nile Scott was waived.
Jones, a second-round pick out of NC State in 2017, appeared in 29 games in his first two seasons with the Packers, starting 12, and recorded 126 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one interception, three sacks and seven passes defensed.
Jones appeared in six games for the Cowboys in 2019, then in 2020 he started 13 games for the Jaguars, recording a career-best 83 tackles.
After appearing in six games last season with the Colts, Jones joined the Seahawks in December, signing to the practice squad in Week 15. Jones appeared in four games as a practice squad elevation, and started Seattle's Week 18 win at Arizona, recording 10 tackles and a pass defensed.
Jones gives the Seahawks additional safety depth along with Ryan Neal behind starters Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs. The only other safeties on Seattle's roster, Ugo Amadi and Marquise Blair, have primarily played the nickel corner spot the last two seasons, though both continued to practice at both safety and nickel. The Seahawks did not select a safety with their nine picks in last week's draft.
Scott, who spent time on Seattle's practice squad late last season, signed a reserve/future contract with Seattle in January.
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