With EdDickson 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 KyleCarter 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).
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 NickVannett, 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.
The Seahawks are the latest NFL team to announce a series of draft pick signings and undrafted free agent additions, indicating in a press release that nine of their 10 draftees have been locked up, and 13 rookie free agents have joined the roster.
We heard earlier today that first-round offensive lineman Germain Ifedi had agreed to terms with his new club, and the Seahawks had also secured second-round defensive tackle Jarran Reed, third-round tight end Nick Vannett, third-round offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, and fifth-round running back Alex Collins at that point. Seattle has since signed the following four draft picks as well, leaving only seventh-round running back Zac Brooks unsigned: