Seymour was going to finish third in a battle with Shareece Wright and E.J. Gaines for the vacant starting cornerback spot in Buffalo, so the Bills unloaded him for a position of greater need. He's talented enough to perhaps work his way into the nickel corner spot for the Panthers.
This will be the last chance for Seymour to make his case to start Week 1, as he's currently involved in a dead heat with Shareece Wright and E.J. Gaines for the open starting corner spot across from first-round rookie Tre'Davious White.
Seymour, who suffered a shoulder injury during Wednesday's practice, will miss Saturday's game in Baltimore, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
Seymour is still in the running for the second starting cornerback spot, but this will give competitors E.J. Gaines and Shareece Wright an extra chance to curry favor with coach Sean McDermott.
Seymour suffered a shoulder injury Thursday and is considered day-to-day, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
Seymour missed time earlier this month with a foot injury as well, but the shoulder issue doesn't seem too worrisome. The 23-year-old is currently in the mix for a starting role and hopes to be ready for Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.
If nothing else, Seymour will provide an extra body for a secondary that recently lost Ronald Darby via trade and that's missing Shareece Wright (hand) for Monday's session. Since the Bills were able to pick up E.J. Gaines from the Rams as part of their flurry of transactions Friday, it's not expected that Seymour's standing on the depth chart will dramatically change, even if Gaines isn't immediately deployed with the first team in practices. Seymour still looks set to serve as a nickel or dime back in his second NFL campaign, though it's worth noting he was working with the 1's right away Monday, meaning he'll have an important role on this defense even if he does end up as the No. 3 corner.
|4||10/1/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|