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Seahawks add Je’Ron Hamm to roster

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The Seattle Seahawks placed Kam Chancellor on PUP on Thursday, while Earl Thomas did not report, opening a spot on the 90-man roster. One new name on the roster: tight end Je’Ron Hamm.

Hamm, 26, last played in 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers. He had two catches for 13 yards that season, his only receptions at a professional level. He was previously signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in 2014 before getting waived and then signed by Washington. He spent a little less than two seasons in Washington, mostly on the practice squad, before being waived in December, 2015. Hamm was claimed by the 49ers, playing in five regular season games per Pro-Football-Reference.com.

Hamm is listed at 6’3, 236 lbs and was born in Germany. He has 33” arms and played receiver in college, which was for Louisiana-Monroe. Hamm was noted for his run blocking on his NFL Draft Profile, which is potentially the biggest reason he’s now in camp with the Seahawks.

Seattle has Ed Dickson, Will Dissly, Nick Vannett, and Tyrone Swoopes competing at the tight end position, with Dickson and Dissly looking like locks to make the final roster. Parting ways with Vannett seems unlikely but Swoopes is clearly someone they are very intrigued by. They also have undrafted free agent Clayton Wilson.

Hamm may be a longshot but to be fair, few expected Brandon Williams to be kept as a fourth tight end two years ago.

Also, the Seattle Seahawks are practicing! It’s finally here!