KIRKLAND, Wash., March 25 (UPI) -- Bobby Taylor became the second starting cornerback to leave the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, signing a four-year, $11.8 million contract with Seattle.
Taylor will reunite with Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes, who coached the Eagles when they drafted Taylor in 1995.
"Bobby knows how to win and he's played in a number of big games," Rhodes said. "He's a Pro Bowl player that will help our young defensive backs."
The cornerback tandem of Taylor and Troy Vincent helped the Eagles reach the NFC championship game each of the last three years. Vincent signed with the Buffalo Bills earlier this month.
Seattle was shopping for a cornerback since losing Shawn Springs, who signed with Washington.
Taylor, 30, spent his entire nine-year career with Philadelphia and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2002, when he recorded five interceptions. He missed nine games due to an assortment of injuries last season and had 20 tackles, one interception and 12 passes defended.