Pete Carroll on Seahawks new cornerback Bless Austin: ‘Wow, he’s a hitter’

By Liz Mathews

The Seattle Seahawks added another cornerback to the roster this week, signing Bless Austin to the squad on Tuesday. Coach Pete Carroll already likes what he sees.

“Wow, he’s a hitter,” Carroll told reporters on Wednesday. “He has a really aggressive and physical style of play, and that’s what I loved about what I saw. He’s got good size to him, but his willingness to throw his body around and give you everything he’s got is what jumped off of the film to me.”

Austin was originally selected by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He started 16 of 18 games played, logging 88 tackles, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles over the last two seasons in New York.

“I don’t know what happened there, I don’t care, but the style that he brings is something that I was excited about bringing to the club, and we will see what happens,” Carroll continued. “It’s going to be hard for those guys who got here today to have an impact right away, but we are going to push it and see what happens.”

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