Seahawks Cut Former Second-Round Pick Following Poor Preseason

The Seattle Seahawks have cut former second-round pick Marquise Blair following a poor preseason performance.
The Seattle Seahawks have cut former second-round pick Marquise Blair following a poor preseason performance. / AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

The Seattle Seahawks — as well as the other 31 NFL teams — have been busy on Tuesday, trying to cut their roster down to 53 players ahead of the 4 p.m. ET deadline. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler now reports that former 2019 second-round pick Marquise Blair is the latest player to find out that he's no longer a Seahawk.

Seahawks Roster Cuts

Blair's training camp and preseason performances left a lot to be desired, resulting in his being cut. Seahawks insider Curtis Crabtree cites "numerous missed tackles" in an exhibition game against the Chicago Bears as one of the reasons why the 25-year-old defensive back was cut.

Lower-body injuries have held Blair to only eight games played over the last two seasons. During that span, he tallied 17 tackles and two defended passes while allowing catches on 11-of-16 targets (68.8%) for 146 yards without a touchdown.

Blair looked healthier this time around, but couldn't separate himself from the competition at training camp. After the Seahawks moved him from cornerback to safety this offseason, he found himself stuck behind the likes of Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs and Josh Jones, just to name a few.

Fortunately, Blair doesn't turn 26 until next July and could still have a solid career in front of him. If he can stay healthy and fix his missed tackles issue, he could be a solid backup piece with some upside for a team that could use low-cost secondary depth.

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