Friday the Seattle Seahawks opened a spot on the roster when the team waived quarterback Stephen Morris, and on Monday the team filled that empty roster spot. They did so by signing undrafted free agent tight end Clayton Wilson out of Division II Northwest Missouri State University.
Wilson, who did not get a combine invite, was a multiyear starter for the Bearcats, making 80 receptions for 694 yards and six touchdowns during his college career. A tryout player at rookie minicamp last weekend, he comes from tiny Tabor, Iowa (population 1,040) where he attended Fremont-Mills High School. To demonstrate just how small the high school is, the football team’s roster lists only 29 players on the 2017 squad.
In any case, tight end is obviously a position that will see a lot of change in 2018 compared to 2017, with the departure of both Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson in free agency. In addition, between the signing of Ed Dickson as a free agent, the selection of Will Dissly in the draft and now the signing of Wilson as an undrafted free agent, the position could see one hundred percent turnover before Week 1 arrives.
Now we simply have to wait out the slowest time of the year and then survive training camp to see exactly how things play out and who is at tight end for the Seahawks come Week 1.