The pre-cutdown Seahawks whirlwind continued Friday afternoon at the VMAC with news that CB Tramaine Brock, signed recently a free agent, was traded to Minnesota for a seventh-round draft pick, according to NFL.com. That suggests that veteran CB Jeremy Lane, rumored to be on the trading block largely for purposes of the salary cap, is apparently safe. For now.
Brock apparently became expendable when the Seahawks earlier Friday added CB Justin Coleman in a trade with the Patriots for a seventh-round pick. Brock, along with most starters, didn’t play in Thursday’s exhibition finale in Oakland.
He was something of a controversial hire because of an episode of domestic violence while with the 49ers that did not result in charges when the alleged victim declined to press the case.
Brock, who played for the 49ers from 2010-16, spent most of his short time in Seattle working the nickel position, which now could be backed up by Coleman, who spent time on Seattle’s practice squad in 2015.
Lane, who counts $5.25 million against the cap this season, figures to play the nickel as well as the starting cornerback spot — if rookie Shaquill Griffin doesn’t beat him out.
All NFL teams must reach the roster limit of 53 by 1 p.m. Saturday, so a league-wide frenzy is underway by all teams to find out if their players on the roster bubble have trade value prior to releasing them.