Seymour is a sixth-round rookie from USC who's outperformed his draft slot, and the start shows he's bypassed a few others in the secondary. He's also started two other games this season, although with no picks in 2016 and no game with more than three tackles, he's not quite there yet from an IDP perspective.
Seymour stands a good chance of starting at cornerback for Buffalo's upcoming game in Oakland, The Buffalo News reports. "It's a big step," said the rookie from USC. "Big responsibility, filling in for Darby and being that corner the team is relying on. I'm excited for it."
Regular starter Ronald Darby has a concussion and hasn't even started practicing again, while normal backup Corey White may be needed in more of a utility role. Hence, Seymour appears likely to see the field quite a bit, and he could accrue a few tackles along the way against Oakland's passing-friendly attack.
Seymour was on the field for 40 of 73 defensive snaps in Sunday's win at Cincinnati, logging two tackles and one pass defensed.
The rookie from USC is still looking for more playing time, but his role continues to increase and he appears to have leapfrogged Nickell Robey-Coleman for the top nickel role in the defense, as Seymour offers a bit more size and physicality than Robey-Coleman.
Seymour was forced to the sideline during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins due to an undisclosed issue, but it doesn't appear to be a problem moving forward. He'll be expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, barring any setbacks.
Seymour had been nursing a shoulder injury heading into Week 7, but it remains unclear if that was the reason for his exit on Sunday. Corey White and Nickell Robey-Coleman likely will see extra time if Seymour can't return.
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