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Seahawks expected to re-sign TE Luke Willson

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Luke Willson finds his way back to CenturyLink Field after spending a season away from the Seattle Seahawks. He will be joining the team to fill their tight end vacancy.

Adam Caplan confirmed the move that reunites him with the team that drafted him in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Willson’s return to the team was brought about by Nick Vannett’s move to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team had considerable depth in the position and weren’t interested in renewing Vannett’s rookie contract. Getting a fifth-rounder in exchange offers good value for the Seahawks.

Willson spent five seasons with the Seahawks as a reliable receiving option. He notched 1,129 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 72 appearances for the team. He was released by the team in 2018 and suited up for the Detroit Lions. He wasn’t able to leave a mark in Detroit, though, only getting 87 receiving yards on 13 receptions last year.

He spent the past offseason trying out with the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately for him, the team decided to go a different direction and part ways with him during the final cuts.

This move is a great acquisition for the Seahawks. Willson should be familiar with the way the team is run under Pete Carroll. He is a beloved name by the fans. Moreover, he is a capable depth option for the squad if one of their starters get injured during the season.

With the NFL season still in its early stages, teams will make moves to hopefully strengthen their teams. The Seahawks are counting on Willson to deliver and provide quality plays whenever he gets called.