Seattle Seahawks release starting cornerback Tre Flowers


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Seattle Seahawks release starting cornerback Tre Flowers

Tre Flowers had started 40 games over three and a half seasons with the Seahawks, who drafted him in the fifth round from Oklahoma State in 2018.

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks released the former starting cornerback Tre Flowers Wednesday in what marks a change for the club in the position.

Flowers started the season as a starter, but was benched in favor of Sidney Jones IV after a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3. Flowers in coverage they continued in that game, and later, he described it as a schematic issue, noting that there was confusion among some defenders of Seattle on how to defend certain route concepts.

The head coach Pete Carroll said later that the comments of Flowers they were due to frustration.

NFL Network reported that Flowers he had asked to be released.

Flowers has started 40 games over three seasons and a fraction with the Seahawks, who recruited him in the fifth round from Oklahoma state in 2018, converting him from safety to cornerback. Surprisingly, he won a starting job as a rookie – replacing Richard Sherman, who was cut by Seattle the month before Flowers was drafted – and started 15 games in each of his first two seasons.

The inconsistency of the ball skills of Flowers and two tough performances in the 2019 playoffs led to Seattle to be acquired by way of exchange to Quinton Dunbar in 2020. Flowers started seven games as an injury replacement in 2020 and came out of preseason this year as a starter above Ahkello Witherspoon, pierced by Seattle after signing it in March to replace Shaquill griffin.

Flowers he was collecting $ 2.183 million unsecured this season. Seattle You will save the rest of that – in cash and in space under the salary cap – with your leave. The move also opens a position on the roster.


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