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Shaquill Griffin, Carlos Hyde & Phillip Dorsett Head To Jacksonville

Three former Seahawks, including starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin, are heading to Jacksonville in free agency. 

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After four seasons as a starting cornerback for the Seahawks, Shaquill Griffin is heading home. 

A Florida native who went on to star at the University of Central Florida, Griffin is returning to his home state having agreed to a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Wednesday.

Griffin, a third-round pick in 2017, won the starting right cornerback job as a rookie, then moved to left corner a year later following the departure of Richard Sherman. Griffin started 53 of 57 games over the past four years and had 48 passes defensed, six interceptions and 249 tackles. He earned Pro-Bowl honors in 2019 after finishing with 13 passes defensed and 65 tackles.

Also heading to Jacksonville are running back Carlos Hyde and receiver Phillip Dorsett II, two players Seattle signed in free agency last year. Hyde rushed for 356 yards and four scores last year, and in Jacksonville will be reunited with former Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who is Jacksonville's passing game coordinator and quarterback's coach, as well as his former college coach, Urban Meyer, who is the Jaguars' new head coach. Dorsett, a former first-round pick of the Colts in 2015, looked poised to win the No. 3 receiver job in training camp, but ended up missing the entire season due to a foot injury.

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