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Seahawks Post-Offseason Depth Chart Review: Cornerbacks

For a second consecutive spring, Seattle endured significant turnover at the cornerback position. But unlike a year ago, there's far more optimism thanks to the return of Sidney Jones and arrival of two exciting rookies.

Amid an offseason defined by change, the Seahawks initiated a substantial shakeup in the secondary for a second straight offseason, overhauling their cornerback group with a pair of rookies and allowing a quality starter to walk in free agency.

One year after Shaquill Griffin departed for Jacksonville, D.J. Reed flew the nest to reunite with New York Jets coach Robert Saleh, signing a three-year, $33 million deal. In corresponding moves, Seattle brought back Sidney Jones and signed former first-round pick Artie Burns to a one-year "prove it" deal before using consecutive draft picks in the fourth and fifth round to acquire Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen.

With at least five players, including Jones and Burns as well as their two incoming draft choices, poised to compete for both starting spots on the outside, intense battles await when training camp opens next month at the VMAC. To this point, coach Pete Carroll hasn't given any indications on who may start, but Jones and Burns held those positions during the offseason program.

"These guys don't get to compete, they can't make plays on the ball. We can't do that, so you kind of have to use your imagination, could he have made that play and all that? Sidney was really active in both, he and Artie were, and they played a little bit different style. I was fired up about Artie, I didn't realize he would look that good that early so, he's taking to our stuff," Carroll said.

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Heading into their annual six-week moratorium between organized team activities and training camp, how does the Seahawks cornerback group look? Diving into the depth chart, here's an updated look at the projected starters, a sleeper to watch, a potential wild card to keep an eye on, and a player squarely on the roster bubble.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen (39) returns to the locker room following an OTA workout at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
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