BY Art Thiel 04:37PM 09/01/2017

Seahawks trade CB Brock to Vikings for low pick

The Seahawks made another move Friday, sending short-timer CB Tramaine Brock to Minnesota for a seventh-round pick. Rosters must be down to 53 by 1 p.m. Saturday.

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 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.


  • jafabian

    Interesting to trade Brock after recently getting him. Perhaps the Hawks knew the Vikings had interest and took advantage of that? Or maybe his domestic violence past caused them to have cold feet in regards to keeping him?

    • art thiel

      They claimed to have studied the DV case thoroughly, so I doubt it was cold feet. Perhaps Brock, as other veteran CBs before him, couldn’t adapt to the way Carroll wants the position played.