RENTON – The Seahawks added an intriguing cornerback prospect to their practice squad on Thursday, signing former second-round pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste.
Listed at 6 foot 3 and 218 pounds, the 25-year-old Jean-Baptiste has the size that Seattle likes in its cornerbacks.
Jean-Baptiste was drafted 58th overall by New Orleans in 2014 but played sparingly as a rookie, appearing in only four games. He was waived before the start of the season, went unclaimed and ended up on the Lions’ practice squad. Detroit released him earlier this week.
This story from The Times-Picayune in New Orleans includes quotes from Saints coach Sean Payton that indicated the decision to part ways with Jean-Baptiste was about his lack of development. The story also noted that Jean-Baptiste was considered a raw prospect because he began his college career as a wide receiver, though he played cornerback during his final three seasons at Nebraska.
The Seahawks had an opening on their 10-member practice squad, which is now full with the addition of Jean-Baptiste.