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2019 NFL Free Agency: Buffalo Bills target CB Neiko Thorpe returns to Seattle Seahawks

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills worked out another special-teams stalwart on Friday when former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Neiko Thorpe visited One Bills Drive, according to Mike Rodak. He played for current Bills special-teams coach Heath Farwell when Farwell coached in Seattle.

Update: Thorpe is returning to the Seahawks.

Thorpe has played in 78 career games but only has two starts on his resume, carving out a role on special teams throughout his career. He has one interception and 67 tackles in six seasons.

According to Field Gulls, SB Nation’s Seahawks blog, “he’s excelled as a gunner on punt coverage through his three seasons in Seattle.” He was a captain on Seattle’s special teams unit.

Buffalo has added two new special teams contributors this offseason including Thorpe’s former teammate, Maurice Alexander, and kick returner Andre Roberts. That’s in addition to re-signing linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Deon Lacey, who played extensive special teams snaps in 2018, and long snapper Reid Ferguson. They also visited with LB Mark Nzeocha before he re-signed with the San Francisco 49ers.