Initial reports had your Houston Texans cutting former Penn State cornerback John Reid, as we announced yesterday. However, it seems in a move somewhat reminiscent of Rick Smith, new Texans general manager Nick Caserio was able to get something instead of nothing in return for the second year defensive back.
While a conditional seventh round pick isn’t exactly a major asset, it’s a far sight better than getting nothing for one of the few remaining Bill O’Brien draftees.
Asked what the Seahawks like about new CB John Reid, acquired today in a trade with Houston, Pete Carroll called Reid a steady player and mentioned his "really good speed" as well as his versatility, having played inside and outside. Brown hadn't arrived by the start of practice.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 25, 2021
While it’s anyone guess what the Seattle Seahawks will do in 2022 and where that seventh round pick will land in the final draft order, chances are it will be in the back end of the seventh round. Now, if Reid should suddenly ball out, the ‘conditional’ part might kick the value up on the pick, but either way, this seems like a smart, savvy move for Caserio, which is very un-O’Brien-like.