The Seahawks are releasing cornerback Tre Flowers, in line with a report by Ian Rapoport at NFL Network. Flowers was a fifth-spherical choose by the staff within the 2018 draft. He appeared in 47 video games for Seattle and earned 40 begins however by no means actually settled in regardless of exhibiting some enchancment in his second season. This 12 months, Flowers was torched irrespective of who he defended, permitting a 132.0 passer ranking in protection. Sidney Jones took his place on the sector a pair weeks in the past.
This transfer may imply that rookie nook Tre Brown is lastly able to make his debut. He missed the primary a number of weeks of the season on injured reserve with a knee difficulty however lately returned to observe.
Cornerback is clearly this staff’s most pressing defensive want, however there are different considerations. Quarterback depth needs to be on the high of the record within the wake of Russell Wilson’s finger harm and subsequent surgical procedure. Geno Smith is the following man up however there’s no one behind him on the depth chart settle for observe squad QB Jake Luton.
On that entrance, the Seahawks are working out Blake Bortles, per Field Yates at ESPN.
Bortles was the No. 3 general choose within the draft by the Jaguars again in 2014 however by no means got here near dwelling as much as it. His peak got here in 2017 when he performed within the AFC Championship in opposition to the Patriots. It was Jacksonville’s protection that received him there, although. For his profession Bortles has a 24-49 document, a 59.3% completion charge and 103 landing passes to go along with 75 interceptions.