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Seahawks Expect to Bring Back Former Tight End in Free Agency

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to bring back former tight end Luke Willson in their latest free agent signing.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to bring back former tight end Luke Willson in their latest free agent signing. / Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Heading into the 2021 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks once again enter with high expectations. Fresh off a 12-4 finish and first place in the NFC West, the Seahawks aren't done tinkering their opening day roster.

The latest Seahawks rumors show Seattle's front office prepared to bring back veteran tight end Luke Willson. Willson is set to return to Seattle after spending the second half of 2020 on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.

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NFL insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news when Willson made a free agent visit to Seattle on Monday. With a series of roster moves Tuesday, it looks like Seattle will bring back their former tight end.

Seattle's tight end depth chart is bulkier than in years past with the offseason addition of Gerald Everett. Everett and Will Dissly sit firmly at the top of the depth chart, but the Seahawks have seen backups Colby Parkinson and Tyler Mabry dealing with various injuries throughout camp.

All in all, Willson is a depth piece on Seattle's current roster, especially given the questionable returns of Parkinson and Mabry for Week 1. But, he's got a plethora of experience. In eight NFL seasons, Willson has recorded 102 games played and 52 starts. He's recorded a trio of seasons with 200+ receiving yards in addition to 11 career touchdowns.

Currently, the Seahawks own just the third-best odds (+280) to win the NFC West division on FanDuel Sportsbook. The race is tight, though, with the leading San Francisco 49ers possessing +190 odds.

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