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Jacksonville Jaguars trade cornerback Sidney Jones to Seattle Seahawks

Dec 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball past Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Sidney Jones (35) during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing cornerback Sidney Jones back to the Pacific Northwest in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars traded Jones, a 2017 second-round pick out of the University of Washington, to the Seahawks on Monday, Jacksonville announced. Jones was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017, landed with the Jaguars last season and re-signed on a one-year contract with Jacksonville this offseason.

Jones joins Tre Brown, Tre Flowers, Gavin Heslop, Damarious Randall, D.J. Reed, John Reid, Will Sunderland and Ahkello Witherspoon in Seattle’s cornerback room.


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Additional depth at cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks

Among the 163 cornerbacks with 45-plus defensive snaps played this preseason, Jones ranked T-95th in PFF grade (60.1). The 2017 second-rounder has never played more than 321 defensive snaps in a single season but earned a career-high 71.3 PFF coverage grades with the Jaguars in 2020.

Seattle’s projected starters at outside cornerback, Witherspoon and Flowers, earned 80.2 and 54.4 PFF grades, respectively, in 2020. Witherspoon signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Seahawks this offseason after spending the first four years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Sidney Jones: PFF grades and rank since 2018 (rank among cornerbacks with 250-plus snaps)
Season Snaps PFF Grade Rank
2020 303 68.1 36 of 129
2019 293 63.5 65 of 131
2018 321 47.5 120 of 124

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