The Seattle Seahawks bolstered their safety depth in a big way on Tuesday, acquiring Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Detroit Lions in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2020, according to a report from NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.
Diggs, 26, has been with the Lions for the past five seasons, after getting selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Texas.
He has recorded 229 combined tackles, 24 passes defended and six interceptions in his NFL career.
Diggs has experience at nickel and back deep as a safety, so he will provide the Seahawks with a proven starter who can play at two key areas of need.
The Seahawks ran with Tedric Thompson and rookie Marquise Blair at the two safety spots last week against the Ravens, and have seldom used nickelback Jamar Taylor, choosing instead to stay in their base 4-3 defense.
With Diggs in the fold, the team adds an experienced, ball-hawking, versatile defensive back to a group in need of some reinforcements following injuries to safeties Lano Hill and Bradley McDougald, who may not play in Week 8 against the Falcons in Atlanta.