While the Seattle Seahawks re-signed backup tight end Luke Willson in free agency, they did not do the same for fellow TE Brandon Williams. On Monday, Williams announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
Grateful to the @Seahawks organization & community, including all the #12s all over the world. Excited for what's ahead with @Colts Nation! pic.twitter.com/5TBCc7zebQ— Brandon Williams (@brandonw885) March 20, 2017
Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, and there’s no word yet on if the Colts will unveil a triumphant “Signed Brandon Williams” banner at Lucas Oil Stadium to mark the occasion.
Williams played most of his snaps on the special teams unit, and served almost exclusively as a blocking TE when he was on offense. The 29-year-old did catch two passes for 36 yards in his sole season with Seattle, and also appeared in all 16 games for the first time in his four-year NFL career.
The Colts recently traded away Dwayne Allen to the New England Patriots, temporarily leaving them with Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope as the only tight ends on the roster. Signing Williams fills a void in terms of depth at that position.
If all goes according to plan, we will be seeing Williams back in Seattle for at least one day, as the Seahawks’ home schedule includes a matchup with the Colts.