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The Jacksonville Jaguars confirmed Monday they traded cornerback Sidney Jones IV to the Seattle Seahawks.
Fixed with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville will accumulate a 2022 sixth-spherical draft raise.
The transfer sends Jones motivate to his passe stomping ground. He performed three years at Washington forward of getting chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles within the 2d spherical of the 2017 draft.
The 25-year-passe made nine appearances for the Jaguars in 2020, ending with 26 tackles, nine cross breakups and two interceptions.
His change appears to be like to be to be mutually priceless for Jacksonville and Seattle. His departure will get the Jags moderately nearer to their 53-man final roster sooner than Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET closing date. The Seahawks, meanwhile, addressed their secondary depth.
Gregg Bell @gbellseattle
Jones is determined to manufacture 1/2 of Plant life’ $2.1M for 2021. D.J. Reed probably calm the starter. Now SEA provides an experienced motivate up at 1/2 the set up
Having stated that, Jones would possibly well simply no longer originate Seattle demonstrably higher. He has four interceptions thru four years and has yet to originate extra than 12 appearances in a single season.
The Seahawks protection suffered a mountainous hit when Shaquill Griffin signed a three-year, $40 million contend with the Jaguars.
His departure used to be a testomony to the truth normal supervisor John Schneider didn’t have a ton of monetary flexibility this offseason. Ahkello Witherspoon and Pierre Desir were the splendid open air additions, despite the indisputable truth that the latter used to be recently released.
Seattle splendid had three draft picks as effectively, belief to be one of which they passe on Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown within the fourth spherical.
Collectively, all of that industrial would possibly well simply no longer encourage a ton of self perception within the fanbase.
Dugar, Michael-Shawn @MikeDugar
Seattle’s open air CB moves very attention-grabbing this offseason/preseason. Didn’t stop the mountainous win for Shaquill Griffin, CB1 for 3 years. Signed Ahkello Witherspoon, drafted Tre Brown, converted Damarious Randall motivate to CB, traded for John Reid and now trading for Sidney Jones.
A sixth-rounder is no longer a steep set up to pay, and Jones counts for simply $1.3 million in opposition to the wage cap. The Seahawks are no longer out mighty if he fails to give an explanation for mighty enchancment from his time in Philadelphia and Jacksonville.
Within the tournament that occurs, despite the indisputable truth that, Schneider would possibly well face questions about whether or no longer he did ample to beef up the secondary when the franchise is aiming for a Mammoth Bowl.