One day after the Seattle Seahawks’ penultimate game of the 2018 NFL preseason, the team has opted to move on from wide receiver Tanner McEvoy, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
This is hardly surprising news given how much praise David Moore and (to a lesser extent) Keenan Reynolds have garnered throughout training camp and into preseason. Add in the possibility of veteran Brandon Marshall making the 53-man roster and there was always e a strong possibility that McEvoy’s days in Seattle were numbered.
Brought on as an undrafted free agent in 2016, McEvoy became the Seahawks’ #5 wide receiver on the depth chart. He caught nine passes for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and also made contributions on special teams. A poor 2017 saw him get just five catches for 113 yards and no touchdowns, along with a couple of drops and a lost fumble. His 2018 preseason has been thoroughly underwhelming, and evidently he’ll not be part of the Seahawks’ preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders.
With McEvoy’s apparent release, only Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin are left from the 2016 Seattle Seahawks wide receiver corps.