The Seattle Seahawks had tight end Darren Fells on their roster through the majority of the offseason until he was released during final cuts on August 31. Now they’re giving his older brother a look.
Fells has spent six seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons. As a starter for the Broncos in 2011, Fells caught 19 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite the Patriots being somewhat thin at the tight end position due to the injuries to Rob Gronkowski, New England elected to release Fells during their final cuts. Though a concussion suffered in the preseason may have been a contributing factor to his release as well.
The Seahawks made a somewhat surprising move as well by electing to keep two tight ends on their roster after trimming their roster to 53. In place of a third tight end, Seattle elected to use reserve lineman Mike Person in an extra tight role, but it didn’t go very well in their season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Person was listed as playing just two snaps on offense and was called for two penalties – a false start and a holding penalty. The Seahawks could be looking to move on from that experiment.