The Seahawks re-signed Thorpe on Tuesday, Seahawks.com rpeorts. Thorpe signed with the team in September 2016 and quickly established himself as one of Seattle's top special teams players. He also saw some time as Seattle's third cornerback when starter DeShawn Shead was sidelined briefly. Thorpe figures to resume his role as a key special teams player in 2017, while also providing depth at cornerback. The 27-year-old could have an opportunity to compete for a starting job if the aforementioned Shead, who suffered a serious knee injury during the playoffs, is not ready when the season begins.
The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday. The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater. Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.
Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe signed his exclusive-rights tender on Thursday, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. Thorpe began his NFL career with the Chiefs in 2012, bouncing between the practice squad and the 53-man roster. After spending part of the 2013 season in Canada, he joined the Raiders and made the 53-man roster in 2014. With Oakland a season ago, Thorpe totaled five tackles in the nine games he appeared in.
Raiders wideout Andre Holmes (shoulder) is active for the game at Kansas City after being listed as probable. Other injured Raiders suiting up include cornerback Tarell Brown (foot, ankle), cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (shoulder), defensive tackle Pat Sims (shoulder) and cornerback Neiko Thorpe (hand). Holmes has 37 catches for 540 yards and four touchdowns.
Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore will miss his third consecutive game with ankle and knee injuries. Moore, who has 12 catches for 115 yards on the year, has played in 10 games for Oakland. Also out for the Raiders is Larry Asante, Brian Leonhardt and Menelik Watson. Sio Moore, Tarell Brown, and Pat Sims are all questionable while Chimdi Chekwa, Andre Holmes and Neiko Thorpe are probable.