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Seahawks place Gerald Everett on COVID IR

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In the offseason the Seattle Seahawks signed Gerald Everett to take over as the starting tight end. An athletic, big bodied player who could contribute in both the passing and the running game, and things appeared to be going according to plan in Week 1 of the season. Everett caught a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson in the season opening victory over the Indianapolis Colts, but as the Seattle offense has cooled in the past two weeks, so has Everett’s production.

Now Everett’s ability to produce on the field in a key Week 4 matchup against the division rival San Francisco 49ers has been called into question.

There is no indication as to whether Everett landed on the COVID list as the result of a positive test or as a close contact. Close contacts only go on the COVID list if they are unvaccinated, so this will be a situation worth monitoring in the coming days as Everett’s availability will be determined based on the protocols agreed to by the NFL and the NFLPA.

Will Dissly is obviously the backup tight end, with Tyler Mabry currently third at the position behind Dissly, with recently signed Jace Sternberger the only tight end on the practice squad.