Seahawks Might Get Help At CB Soon


The Seahawks are desperate for help at CB right now. Over the last two weeks they’ve lost their best 2 corners for the year in Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond. The Seahawks will likely be starting 2 guys who big and strong, tackle well and play the press well, but can’t cover. A true cover corner is definitely needed.

The New England Patriot suddenly released Leigh Bodden this morning without explanation. Bodden has been their best cover corner this season, so the release is not entirely due to performance. Bodden signed a $22 million deal just 18 months ago with $10 million guarenteed.

Connect the dots and it’s not hard to see where I’m going with this. The Seahawks have an opportunity to improve their team instantly for the remainder of the season by claiming Bodden off waivers. Doing so would cost the Seahawks just over $2 million over the remainder of the season. 

Another option would be to wait and see if Bodden clears waivers. If he does then the Patriot will have to pay then entire $2.06 million remaining for the year on his contract, and Bodden will be a free agent and sign anywhere. If no one claims him, the Seahawks would be able to get Bodden at around the league minimum. Waiting is obviously better financially, but also more risky since another team might get involved.

Seattle is currently 8th in the waiver order, so if one of the 7 teams above them make a waiver claim for Bodden then it doesn’t matter what the Seahawks want or do. I just don’t see that happening. I guess We’ll just wait and see.

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  • wespipes69

    They have to do this right? After losing their top 2 CBs, they have to, right?? Guess we’ll find out in what, 24 hrs? He is older, play going down and getting dinged up a lot. But he could give us a year or two of descent play and really that’s all we could ask for at this point.

  • wespipes69

    They have to do this right? After losing their top 2 CBs, they have to, right?? Guess we’ll find out in what, 24 hrs? He is older, play going down and getting dinged up a lot. But he could give us a year or two of descent play and really that’s all we could ask for at this point.

  • BowDown2W

    I would like to see us sign Bodden as it would help our immediate future but given our slim playoff hopes this year I also wouldn’t mind to see Sherman and Maxwell get as much time as possible to know what we have going forward

  • BowDown2W

    I would like to see us sign Bodden as it would help our immediate future but given our slim playoff hopes this year I also wouldn’t mind to see Sherman and Maxwell get as much time as possible to know what we have going forward

  • Keith_12thMR

    @wespipes69 That’s my opinion on this. You can’t lose your top 2 corners and then watch your defense get eaten alive each week because you can’t cover anyone, and no do something!

    And yes, it’s a 24 hour waiver period. We’ll know Saturday morning if anyone put in a claim. If no one did, then we likely wont hear anything till Monday.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @wespipes69 That’s my opinion on this. You can’t lose your top 2 corners and then watch your defense get eaten alive each week because you can’t cover anyone, and no do something!

    And yes, it’s a 24 hour waiver period. We’ll know Saturday morning if anyone put in a claim. If no one did, then we likely wont hear anything till Monday.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @BowDown2W I understand that argument, but do that is also writing off the season a bit, and I’m not ready to do that.

    Besides, even if the Seahawks get Bodden, they can always play Sherman on the right side and Maxwell in the slot. It’s not like Browner has earned additional playing time.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @BowDown2W I understand that argument, but do that is also writing off the season a bit, and I’m not ready to do that.

    Besides, even if the Seahawks get Bodden, they can always play Sherman on the right side and Maxwell in the slot. It’s not like Browner has earned additional playing time.