Lions Sign TE Sean McGrath, Waive TE Wes Saxton

The Detroit Lions announced Thursday that they’ve signed TE Sean McGrath and waived TE Wes Saxton.

McGrath, 30, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Henderson State back in 2012. He spent over a year in Seattle before later being claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs.

McGrath made the decision to retire from the NFL a few years ago, but changed his mind a few months later after being cut by Kansas City. McGrath caught on with the Colts during the 2015 season before eventually signing with the Chargers.

In 2017, McGrath appeared in 15 games for the Chargers and caught four passes for 46 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Saxton, 24, wound up going undrafted out of South Alabama back in 2015. He was on and off of the Jets’ practice squad during his rookie season before returning to the team on a futures contract in 2016.

After he was once again cut loose coming out of the preseason, Saxton signed on to the Redskins’ practice squad where he remained for the entire season. Washington re-signed him to a futures contract before waiving him after last year’s draft.

Saxton had a brief stint with the Bills, but sat out the entire 2017 season. The Lions signed him to a contract a few weeks ago.

In 2015, Saxton appeared in one game for the Jets but did not record a statistic.


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