Logan Thomas‘ productive season lessened Washington’s need at tight end, but the team will still add some depth to the position. The defending NFC East champions are signing Ricky Seals-Jones, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
Seals-Jones spent last season with the Chiefs but did not factor into the AFC champions’ offense much. He played in just two games and wound up on the waiver wire in January. While the Chiefs brought the young tight end back to their active roster, he did not catch a pass in 2020. Washington also signed recent Chiefs tight end Deon Yelder earlier this month.
The team still figures to rely on Thomas as its starter, but it did use a fourth-round pick on Boise State’s John Bates this year. Washington entered the 2020 season with a gaping hole at tight end, having Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis‘ tenures end in the same offseason, but Thomas’ 72-reception, 670-yard season established the ex-quarterback as a viable starter going into 2021.
Originally a Cardinals UDFA who converted to tight end after playing wide receiver at Texas A&M, Seals-Jones served as a part-time starter in Arizona in two seasons with the team. He totaled 46 catches for 544 yards and four touchdowns as a Cardinal and played a role for a 2019 Browns team that was without David Njoku for most of that season. Seals-Jones added four TD grabs that year and averaged 16.4 yards per catch. The 26-year-old pass catcher figures to vie for a depth role in Washington.
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