The Seattle Seahawks are adding more competition to the mix at secondary as the team has agreed to terms with cornerback Pierre Desir. The one-year deal was announced by Desir’s agency EnterSports Management.
Desir started eight games for the Jets last season before being released in November and was picked up weeks later by the Ravens. The corner is best known for his three seasons (2017 to 2019) as a starter with the Colts. Desir also had a brief stint on the Seahawks practice squad in 2016, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson.
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Desir Played with the Legion of Boom
The Athletic’s Connor Hughes reported the Seahawks expressed an interest in signing Desir after he was released by the Colts last March. Desir never took the field for the Seahawks but learned from arguably the greatest secondary group in franchise history.
“While Desir never played a down for the Seahawks, he shared a defensive meeting room with all-pros Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor,” Hughes detailed in March 2020. “He started picking their brains and asking how they found and sustained success. Off these discussions, Desir changed the way he prepared with an increased focus on the mental aspect of things, instead of relying solely on athleticism. He adjusted his nutrition, too, eventually deciding to go vegan during the season.”
Desir posted three interceptions, eight pass deflections and 49 tackles in his nine appearances with the Jets in 2020.