Washington has signed TE Ricky Seals-Jones, adding another TE to a group that is looking for depth behind starter Logan Thomas. Seals-Jones was an undrafted free agent from Texas A&M who was signed by the Arizona Cardinals after the 2017 NFL draft. He started 1 game during his rookie season, and another 5 the following year. He had his best year as a pro in 2018 with 34 receptions for 343 yards, but only 1 TD. Seals-Jones was waived and then claimed by the Cleveland Browns in 2019. He had a career-high 4 TDs in his only season there. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs last year, but only appeared in 2 games, and had 1 target with 0 receptions.
Ricky Seals-Jones will now compete with Washington’s tight ends for one the the two spots likely available on the roster. Logan Thomas established himself as Washington’s clear #1 TE last year, and the team didn’t make any significant moves to change that status. They did spend a 4th round pick on Boise State’s John Bates who looks like he is in line to be the team’s #2 tight end this season. That leaves one more spot for Temarrick Hemingway, Deon Yelder, Tyrone Swoopes, Sammis Reyes, and Ricky Seals-Jones. The team kept 3 TEs on their initial 53-man roster last year, but two of them are no longer with the team(Marcus Baugh, Jeremy Sprinkle).
Adding more talent to the TE room!— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) May 25, 2021
Welcome to the offense, @RickySealsJones! pic.twitter.com/5rJZsdpNsz— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) May 25, 2021