We have claimed TE Caleb Wilson off waivers from Philadelphia— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 15, 2021
This is a bit of a “get back” since the Eagles had claimed Wilson off waivers from the Washington Football Team over a year ago.
Wilson, 24, entered the NFL as Mr. Irrelevant after the Cardinals made him the No. 254 overall selection out of UCLA in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Wilson did not make the Cardinals out of training camp, and he ended the season with Washington.
In a review of Caleb Wilson last preseason, KS4GM wrote this about him:
Wilson finished his college career at UCLA as their single-season record holder for tight end receptions (60) and receiving yards (965). He was also named first team PAC 12 and second team All American in his junior year. He’s primarily a receiving TE, without a lot of value as a blocker, and there are questions about his level of effort. However, in a very crowded tight end room - and without any clarity on the depth the chart - Wilson will likely be given a fair shake to prove himself. If he can’t beat out Jeremy Sprinkle or Hale Hentges, he’ll probably be fortunate to end up on the practice squad.
Wilson was active for five games last season, playing 9 offensive snaps and 48 snaps on special teams.
In the 2019 preseason, Wilson had six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Following the release of three players on Sunday, the addition of Wilson brings the roster to 89 players, meaning that additional cuts must be made by Tuesday to bring the total roster to 86 (Washington gets a roster exemption for DL David Bada, who is part of the International Player Pathway program).