Report: Seahawks trade Tramaine Brock to Vikings for 7th rd pick
The Seahawks on Friday afternoon were in the process of making their third trade of the day, sending veteran cornerback Tramaine Brock to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a seventh-round pick, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport.
Earlier Friday, Seattle traded Jermaine Kearse, a second-round pick and a seventh-round pick to the New York Jets in exchange for defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and a seventh-round pick.
The Seahawks' first deal of the day was a trade that sent a seventh-round pick – the one they got in the Matt Tobin deal with the Eagles – to the New England Patriots for cornerback Justin Coleman.
Seattle also waived tight end Steve Donatell on Friday.
Brock, 29, is a veteran cornerback Seattle acquired midway through training camp. He was cut from the San Francisco 49ers in April one day after he was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence after it was alleged he punched and attempted to strangle his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his children. The case was dismissed in August because the alleged victim declined to cooperate.
After an "extensive" investigation into his situation, Seattle signed the 5-foot-10, 197-pounder to a veteran-minimum deal and tried him out at nickel corner in the second and third preseason games. Coach Pete Carroll earlier this week praised Brock for his work as a blitzing defensive back, coming off a strip-sack he forced against the Chiefs.
"He's done well," Carroll said Wednesday. "I mean, he's experienced that he knows how to do stuff and he has been able to incorporate things that he's done in the past, but it has been similar to ours. He's a good football player."
Brock did not play in Seattle's preseason finale Thursday at Oakland.
Trading Brock means a few things: For one, Seattle is most likely going to hold on to cornerback Jeremy Lane, who they were reportedly shopping this week. It also means that Coleman will probably start off as Lane's backup, since he comes in with nickel experience.
All of this maneuvering at CB also suggests Seattle is confident in the abilities of rookie Shaquill Griffin, though that's arguably been evident for awhile. Griffin didn't dress for Thursday's game.
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