The Seahawks are releasing tight end Luke Willson, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The move will allow the Seahawks to activate rookie TE Colby Parkinson and maintain a group of four players at the position.
Willson, a 2013 fifth-round pick, spent the first five years of his career with the Seahawks. That streak was interrupted in 2018 when he spent one year with the Lions. After notching just 13 catches in 14 games for Detroit, and having a cup of coffee with the Raiders, he returned to Seattle for the 2019 season. This year, he was re-upped, but did not record a catch in five games.
Parkinson was drafted in the fourth round to push for snaps at tight end, which wasn’t necessarily a position of need in the spring. Unfortunately, he broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot over the offseason, delaying his debut by a few months. The Stanford product first put himself on the map with seven touchdowns in 2018. Then, last year, he set new career bests with 48 grabs for 589 yards (though he only scored once).
Parkinson will get his first chance to suit up as a pro on Sunday when the Seahawks face the Bills in Buffalo.
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