Seahawks training camp questions: Who wins the nickel cornerback job?
By Stacy Rost -- August 10, 2020 at 9:51 am
Amadi has been the frontrunner for this role and it seemed to be his job to lose – that was until the trade for Jamal Adams, which now has the team looking for a way to get 2019 second-round pick Marquise Blair on the field (more on him next).
Amadi, a 2019 fourth-round pick out of Oregon, won the job entering Week 1. After he suffered an arm injury, the team brought back nickel Jamar Taylor, and when Amadi returned to action most of his snaps came on special teams. But in November the Seahawks cut Taylor, which cleared the way for the rookie to regain the role.
“He was a nice factor late in the year playing the nickel spot,” Carroll said in a press conference last week. “He’s going to be there in coverage situations battling with Marquise.”
Amadi also appeared a favorite for the job because of his background at Oregon, where he played cornerback, nickel and safety.
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Seahawks Select Oregon Safety Ugo Amadi With Pick No. 132 Overall In 2019 NFL Draft
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Amadi was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection each of the past two seasons, and last year recorded 55 tackles, five for loss, three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, 1.5 sacks and eight pass breakups.
Amadi, who is 5-foot-9, 201 pounds, also returned 14 punts last season, scoring once while averaging 15.9 yards per return.
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