B y Terry Mosher

TOP OF THE TOWN – It almost is humorous while watching Pete Carroll monkeying around with the cornerbacks. Trying to keep who is coming and who is going at cornerback became like a fulltime job. They acquire John Reid from Houston, but then waived him with the final cut down of the roster from 80 to 53. Nigel Warrior was just claimed off waivers from Baltimore. He might be already gone because the situation is so fluid. It’s like the old Abbott and Costello routine of who is on first? Only it’s who is at cornerback? This madness started when three-year starter Shaquill Griffin departed for Jacksonville for $45 million over three years with $28 million guaranteed. So who was going to replace Griffin? Right now, this day, its D.J. Reed moving from the right side to the left side and putting one-time starter, and full-time target for criticism for his inconsistent play, and big-play giveaways, Tre Flowers back at the right side. Wow, I hope that works out — this time. To muddy the waters some more, the Seahawks signed former Washington Husky Sidney Jones to play a corner spot. Then there is Ahkello Witherspoon and Tre Brown, who may go on injured reserve (knee). Another corner, Gavin Heslop, was waived. It has to be obvious by now that cornerback is the weak spot in the team’s defense. You have locked-down corners it makes it difficult for offenses to make big plays. Good corners are difficult to come by and when you get one you better hang on to him. … The Patriots cut quarterback Cam Newton and intend to go with rookie Mac Jones of Alabama.  I’m not as surprised as some are. Newton, it seems to me, was full of himself. His personality overwhelmed his talents. I think he played more for himself than the team. Don’t get me wrong, he was good when he wanted to be. The problem was figuring out when he wanted to be. The final straw was he was not vaccinated against COVID-19. So he’s gone. And from what I can tell, there aren’t teams out there clamoring for his talents. Newton doesn’t want to be a back-up, so he is limiting his availability. I wouldn’t touch him with a 10-foot pole. … I can’t wait for the Seattle Kraken to get crackin’.  Their first pre-season game is Sept. 26 against the Canucks in Spokane. They play the Canucks again on Oct. 5 in Vancouver. They play Edmonton in Everett on Oct. 1 and Calgary the next night at the ShoWare Center in Kent. … Former Seahawk linebacker K. J. Wright has signed to play with the Las Vegas Raiders.  That’s enough for today. Stay safe.

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