Seattle Seahawks sign CB Josh Thomas, put Jeremy Lane on IR


The Seattle Seahawks announced on Monday that they signed corner back Josh Thomas to replace injured nickel corner Jeremy Lane, who was placed on the injured reserve with designation to return.

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Lane re-injured his groin in Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers. The following day, Pete Carroll told the media that Lane would be “down for a while” with the injury, so it’s unclear when he is expected to return to the team.

Thomas should fill in nicely, though, a 5-foot-11 corner who is in his fourth year in the league. He played his previous three with the Carolina Panthers.

Last year, he played in 13 games and recorded 28 tackles and an interception. The previous year, he played in all 16 games and made 35 tackles.

Thomas is already being accepted into the Seahawks defense, the newest member of the Legion of Boom, per the Seattle Times:

"“I’m not really surprised, just in terms of having self-confidence as a player and in terms of being here, the guys have welcomed me with open arms,” Thomas said. “I’m excited.”"

The Seahawks also recently acquired corner Marcus Burley to help out in the nickel slot.

He took over for Lane after his injury on Thursday and seemed to hold his own against Randall Cobb.

He and Thomas will likely rotate until Lane return, unless one of them proves they can handle the starting role by themselves.

Seahawks sign offensive tackle

The Seahawks also added offensive tackle Andrew McDonald to their 53-man squad on Monday.

He was on the Panthers practice squad this season before being picked up by Seattle.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound lineman took the roster spot previously held by receiver Phil Bates, who was waived after the Packers game.

Don’t expect McDonald to compete for Justin Britt‘s starting job right out of the gate, he is likely only on the roster to add some depth to the position.