The Seahawks traded a 2015 sixth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Marcus Burley, according to the Colts’ official Twitter account. Earlier in the day, word leaked that the Seahawks had cut cornerback Phillip Adams, who had spent the second half of training camp as Seattle’s backup nickel corner behind starter Jeremy Lane.
Burley was an undrafted free agent in 2013 and spent that season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Burley, 24, is 5-10 and 189 pounds and figures to be a factor as another option at nickel or the slot inside. The Seahawks’ other corners besides Lane were bigger-body guys — Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Tharold Simon, DeShawn Shead — so Burley gives them more of a prototypical option to play inside against the smaller receivers who line up in the slot (think Doug Baldwin or Percy Harvin or Wes Welker).