Johnson, acquired in a trade that included Michael Bennett, was unlikely to make the 53-man roster in a crowded position group. Instead, he’s flipped to the Colts, who lost rookie Deon Cain for the season earlier in August.
The acquisition of Daniels signals that perhaps Ed Dickson won’t be ready to come off the NFI list in time for the start of the season, despite tweeting something to the contrary on Friday evening. As it stands, Seattle’s tight end group should consist of Will Dissly, Nick Vannett and potentially Dickson.
As pointed out by former Field Gulls writer John P. Gilbert, Brian Schottenheimer was with Daniels during the 2017 season in Indianapolis. Interestingly, Daniels lined up at fullback on over 12-percent of his snaps last season. Using Vannett at fullback over a traditional fullback was discussed by Pete Carroll earlier this week.