The Seattle Seahawks brought in former franchise tight end Luke Willson for a visit with the team on Tuesday as they work to finalize their roster before the end of the preseason. Based on a report from Ian Rapoport and a tweet from the 31-year-old tight end himself, the parties might be nearing a deal.
Willson tweeted out a GIF of an older Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars movie franchise, seemingly indicating that he might be nearing a return to the Seahawks and the NFL. Rapoport followed up the message with information of his own, sharing that the veteran tight end is expected to re-sign with Seattle.
“Veteran TE Luke Willson, on a visit to Seattle, is expected to sign… as he kinda sorta insinuates,” Rapoport wrote on Tuesday.
Willson spent the very end of the 2020 season with the Seahawks after he bounced back and forth between Seattle and the Baltimore Ravens throughout the year. He made just one catch for 12 yards in eight games that he played total for both teams last fall.
Veteran TE Luke Willson, on a visit to Seattle, is expected to sign… as he kinda sorta insinuates 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/LDL5SUhWUY
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2021
Seven years of Willson’s career have come in Seattle, but he hasn’t been a steady contributor since the 2018 season, when he made 13 catches in 14 games for the Seahawks. Over the course of his entire stint in the NFL, he’s made 111 catches for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Seahawks already have two solid pass-catching tight ends in Gerald Everett and Will Dissly, but after that could use a player like Willson who has extensive experience within the organization. At 31, he may not be able to contribute much in the passing game, but could help the offense and the special teams unit in other ways.
Seattle trimmed its roster to 80 players on Monday, so will have to figure out how to bring Willson aboard officially in the coming days.
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