Mon, 25 Sep 2023

The Seahawks added cornerback depth, re-signing Artie Burns.John Boyle

The Seahawks bolstered their cornerback depth Tuesday, re-signing veteran Artie Burns. The Seahawks also signed guard Anthony Bradford, making the fourth-round pick out of LSU the seventh of Seattle's 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract.

Nose tackle Robert Cooper, who signed earlier this month as an undrafted free agent, was waived to make room on the 90-man roster.

Burns, a former first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, joined the Seahawks last season as a free-agent signing. Burns was enjoying a strong training camp last year and was working with the No. 1 defense at right cornerback before being sidelined by a groin injury. That injury opened the door for rookie Tariq Woolen to take over the starting job on his way to a Pro-Bowl season, and Burns wound up appearing in only three games.

With Bradford signed, seven of Seattle's 10 2023 draft picks are now under contract, with cornerback Devon Witherspoon, outside linebacker Derick Hall and running back Zach Charbonnet having yet to sign.

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