Seahawks Sign Two, Waive Two


The Seattle Seahawks announced Saturday that they’ve signed tight ends Jackson Harris and Wes Saxton and waived tight ends Tyrone Swoopes and Justin Johnson with injury designations. 

Should Swoopes and Johnson clear waivers on Monday, both would revert to the Seahawks’ injured reserve list.

Saxton, 25, 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 cut loose coming out of the preseason, Saxton signed on to the Redskins’ practice squad where he remained for the entire season. Saxton had brief stints with the Bills and Lions before signing on with the 49ers last summer. 

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

Swoopes, 24, signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Texas back in 2017. He converted to play tight end in the NFL after appearing as a quarterback during his college career.

Swoopes has been on and off Seattle’s practice squad entering the NFL.

In 2018, Swoopes appeared in one game for the Seahawks and caught one pass for 23 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

During his four-year college career as a quarterback for Texas, Swoopes recorded 281 completions on 499 attempts (56.3 percent) for 3,038 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

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