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Panthers hosting former Seahawks TE/DE Stephen Sullivan on free agent visit

NFL Combine - Day 2

Once using up their selections in each of the last two drafts the Seattle Seahawks have traded a future sixth round pick in order to move back into the seventh round and add a wide receiver. In 2019 it was John Ursua out of Hawaii, and in 2020 it was Stephen Sullivan of LSU. The Hawks moved Sullivan twice, first from wide receiver to tight end, and then from tight end to defensive end. However, now that the season has finished it might be Sullivan who is moving himself out of Seattle’s plans for the future.

Sullivan is a free agent able to sign with other teams because once a team’s season ends, the practice squad is dissolved and its members are free to sign with other teams. If Sullivan does wind up joining the Carolina Panthers, or any other team for that matter, he would become the second seventh round selection of the Seahawks to have bolted at the end of their rookie season in the past three years.

Two years ago it was Alex McGough leaving Seattle for greener pastures and a better shot at playing time with the Jacksonville Jaguars. That, obviously, did not work out as well as hoped for McGough, who found his way back to the Hawks after bouncing around the AFC South with both Jacksonville and the Houston Texans the past two seasons.