With Ed Dickson currently dealing with an injury, the Seahawks added several tight ends today. ESPN’s Field Yates reports (via Twitter) that Seattle has claimed tight end Kyle Carter off waivers from the Giants. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Brady Henderson adds that the team has also signed tight ends Kayaune Ross and Je’Ron Hamm (Twitter link).
The team had already opened one roster spot today by releasing former second-round defensive lineman Malik McDowell, and John Boyle of Seahawks.com notes that the team also let go of cornerback DeAndre Elliott with a failed physical designation.
Carter, a 2016 undrafted free agent out of Penn State, was waived by New York yesterday. The 25-year-old spent the first two seasons of his career with the Vikings, appearing in three games with the team last season. Hamm, 26, has spent time with the Saints, Redskins, and 49ers since going undrafted out of Louisiana-Monroe in 2014. He has a pair of career catches for 13 yards. Ross, an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky, finished his collegiate career with 19 catches for 286 yards.
Dickson has been dealing with a groin injury, leading to his placement on the PUP list earlier today. The trio of new tight ends will be hard pressed to make the roster unless Dickson is forced to miss the start of the regular season, as the Seahawks are also rostering Nick Vannett, Will Dissly, and Tyrone Swoopes.
Elliott joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State in 2016. In two seasons with the team, he’s compiled eight tackles.
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