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Report: Former Utes, Seahawks DB Signs Onto Panthers’ Practice Squad
Sep 5, 2022, 2:28 PM | Updated: 2:29 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Utes and veteran NFL defensive back Marquise Blair reportedly signed onto the practice squad for the Carolina Panthers.
Blair’s addition to Carolina’s practice squad was first reported by PFF’s Ari Meirov on Monday, September 5.
“The #Panthers have signed WR Preston Williams, DE Henry Anderson, and S Marquise Blair,” Meirov tweeted.
The #Panthers have signed WR Preston Williams, DE Henry Anderson, and S Marquise Blair.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 5, 2022
The safety was waived by the Seattle Seahawks on August 30.
Former Ute Marquise Blair and ex-Aggie Darwin Thompson were waived by the @Seahawks. #LocalsInTheNFL @kslsports https://t.co/qdeVvOZx2p
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) August 30, 2022
Blair is joining a Panthers team that finished the 2021 season with a 5-12 record.
Before his NFL career started, the Wooster, Ohio native was a standout player for the Utes from 2017-18.
During his college career, Blair recorded 107 total tackles, 79 solo tackles, five tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 23 games played.
In 2019, the Seahawks selected Blair with the No. 47 overall pick during the second round.
In his first three seasons, Blair posted 49 total tackles, 34 solo tackles, three forced fumbles, and three pass breakups in 22 games. Last season, the safety suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss significant time.
Marquise Blair should find himself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because he’s probably wanted for murder after this. #utes #UtesInTheNFL pic.twitter.com/1WTuobZD8P
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) August 9, 2019
Carolina opens its 2022 schedule at home against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS.
Click here to see the local NFL players on practice squads and active rosters ahead of the 2022 regular season.
Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).
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