Washington signs veteran tight end Ricky Seals-Jones

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The Washington Football Team signed veteran tight end Ricky Seals-Jones on Tuesday as they continue to add depth to the tight end room, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Seals-Jones, 26, is entering his fifth NFL season in 2021. He spent the 2020 season with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he appeared in just two games. Seals-Jones is the second former Kansas City tight end to sign with Washington in recent weeks, joining Deon Yelder.

Washington now has starting tight end Logan Thomas, international free-agent signing Sammis Reyes, fourth-round pick John Bates, Yelder, Seals-Jones, Temarrick Hemmingway and Tyrone Swoopes on the offseason roster.

Entering the offseason, depth at tight end was a priority. However, Washington never felt like it needed a high-end option as the team likes Thomas as the starter.

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Clearly, head coach Ron Rivera feels comfortable bringing in several veteran options to compete with younger players like Bates and Reyes to give the WFT depth behind Thomas.

Seals-Jones entered the league in 2017 with the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent two seasons. He played for the Cleveland Browns in 2019 before signing with the Chiefs in 2020. His best season came in 2018 when he caught 34 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown. He scored four touchdowns with Cleveland in 2019.