After spending the past three seasons playing safety, Damarious Randall is moving back to his original NFL position.
The Seattle Seahawks announced Randall's re-signing Friday and plan for him to play cornerback in 2021.
The Green Bay Packers drafted Randall 30th overall out of Arizona State in 2015. While he played safety for the Sun Devils, he shifted to cornerback for the first three years of his pro career.
After being traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2018, Randall moved to safety. The 28-year-old began last season with the Las Vegas Raiders, but they released him prior to Week 1.
The Seahawks signed Randall to their practice squad Sept. 30 and promoted him to their active roster four days later. He appeared in 10 games from Week 4 through Week 14, mostly on special teams, but was inactive for the next two weeks and then placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Week 17.
Randall finished 2020 with three combined tackles. He has 14 career interceptions and notched a career-high 2.5 sacks in 11 games for the Browns two years ago.
Seattle has spent this offseason rebuilding its secondary. Cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin (12 starts for the Seahawks in 2020) and Quinton Dunbar (six starts) have signed with new teams as free agents.
Randall, Ahkello Witherspoon, Tre Flowers and D.J. Reed are expected to compete in training camp and preseason for the starting cornerback jobs for the Seahawks in 2021.