3:28pm: Washington has officially confirmed the signing of Paulsen.
2:13pm: Logan Paulsen‘s injury last year helped deplete Washington’s tight end corps, but the team will bring its blocking presence back on a one-year deal, per ESPN.com’s Adam Caplan (Twitter links).
The seventh-year veteran has spent his entire career in Washington, originally catching on as a UDFA. But Paulsen has the most starts of any current tight end on the team, with 45.
Injuries to Paulsen and Niles Paul put the position in the oft-injured Jordan Reed‘s hands, and Reed responded with a breakout season to change the outlook of Washington’s tight end corps. Paulsen should still see time complementing the team’s primary pass-catching tight end in Jay Gruden‘s offense.
Toe surgery shelved Paulsen for 2015 after he suffered an injury during practice in August.
Between 2012-13, when Paulsen became a full-time starter, the now-29-year-old tight end caught 53 passes for nearly 600 yards and four touchdowns.