The Seahawks had planned to cut Amadi as the first wave of roster cuts, according to a source, but instead got a trade partner and reinforcements at an injury-depleted position.
Whiteside, a second-round pick out of Stanford in 2019, has a combined 16 catches for 290 yards and a touchdown in 40 games over three seasons. The Eagles moved the 6-foot-2, 237-pound Arcega-Whiteside to tight end earlier this season. The Seahawks plan to use him as a hybrid receiver/tight end, according to a source.
Arcega-Whiteside was seen as a long shot to make the Eagles’ final roster.
In the year Amadi, a fourth-round pick out of Oregon in 2019, was a nickel rotation player and would compete. Marquise Blair And Justin Coleman. for that job. The Seahawks also looked at starters. Kobe Bryant. As an alternative to nickel.
Amadi is due a base salary of $2.54 million this offseason after receiving a performance-enhanced increase. Seattle will take Arcega-Whiteside’s $1.2 million salary.
The Eagles see Amadi as a versatile player who will add competition to the secondary. Safety is arguably the biggest question mark at the position heading into the 2022 season for the Eagles, who could use some depth behind their projected starters. Anthony Harris And Marcus Epps.
The Seahawks’ receiving corps was hit late with a veteran injury. Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and Freddie Swain. (go back). They were eliminated from last year’s second round selection D. Eskridge (hamstring) since the first training camp practice.
The Eagles selected Arcega-Whiteside 57th overall in the 2019 draft, seven spots ahead of the Seahawks’ star receiver. DK Metcalf.
NFL teams have until Tuesday to trim their rosters to 85.
ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.