The Seahawks have re-signed cornerback and special teams standout Neiko Thorpe, the team announced on Monday.
Thorpe has spent the last four seasons with Seattle and has been a captain on the special teams unit. While he's played sparingly on defense, Thorpe has appeared in 48 games for the team over the last four seasons with 46 tackles and two passes defended.
"Neiko Thorpe has just been the spirit of the special teams for a number of years now, and it's great that the guys recognize him again," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last year after Thorpe was voted the team's special teams captain for the second straight year, via John Boyle of the team's website. "He's got a great presence in our room and with our guys."
Thorpe came to Seattle in 2016 after spending two full seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
Photo Credit: SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 23: J.D. McKissic #21 and Neiko Thorpe #23 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrate a big hit in the kick off return during the third quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)