The Seahawks keep making moves to begin training camp, even while they are practicing.
Sunday morning during the third camp practice the team announced it has acquired cornerback Mohammed Seisay from Detroit. Seattle is sending an undisclosed 2016 draft choice to the Lions for the second-year man from Nebraska.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Seisay was on his way to the Seattle area Sunday morning and is expected to be on the Seahawks’ practice field Monday.
He was undrafted last year before Detroit signed him as a rookie free agent. The Lions put him on their practice squad Aug. 31 after their final preseason cuts, then added him to the active roster for their third regular-season game. He stayed with the team the rest of the year, appearing in 13 games.
The Seahawks are without cornerback and nickel back Jeremy Lane indefinitely as he recovers from a compound fracture in his arm and knee surgery from February. Lane is likely to begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list, which will keep him out at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
Seattle is also missing reserve cornerback Tharold Simon, a part-time fill-in starter last season. Simon is rehabilitating a shoulder injury through which he played the last part of the 2014 season.
The Seahawks have some extra, compensatory picks in the later rounds of the 2016 draft. That’s the flip side of losing in free agency this spring starting cornerback Byron Maxwell (to Philadelphia) plus left guard James Carpenter (to the New York Jets), linebacker Malcolm Smith (to Oakland) and defensive end O’Brien Schofield (to Atlanta). Detroit is likely to be getting one of those comp picks, potentially ranging in rounds three through seven.