Tight end Daniel Fells visiting Seahawks

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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.

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, former New England Patriots tight end Daniel Fells is set to visit the Seahawks.

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.

If Fells doesn’t land with the Seahawks, he could get another look from the Patriots as Zach Sudfeld is dealing with a hamstring injury.

9 responses to “Tight end Daniel Fells visiting Seahawks

  1. So it looks like the Seahawks are using a former 49er draftee Mike Person in a role suspiciously similar to the one that the Niners have been using too great success. Albeit failing miserably at it.

    The funniest example of the Niners using this personnel package was against the Bears MNF. Big Leonard Davis declared eligible as an inline TE, and Kap called a shift where Leonard ended up as Y receiver. Drawing confused looks by the Bears defenders and a giant laugh from Leonard, and the announcers.

  2. Fells wont wow you but if youre looking for a reliable target hes one of the better guys. was realy good on short routes when he was in StL and went up and grabbed a couple long balls too.

  3. Seattle was crazy to cut Sean McGath and ride with two TEs on the roster. Tackle Mike Person can’t block to save his life and having him out as 3rd TE even in high school football you know what play is coming. Pick him up JS/PC

  4. @hendeeze: Man you Niners fans are really reaching for straws now.

    Person was only utilized in this way for Week 1.

    Now teams can sign veteran free agents without guaranteeing them salary for the entire season.

    The ‘Hawks rolled the dice carrying only two TE’s for a week but I’m sure they’re going to add someone like Fells now.

    It had nothing to do with the Seahawks copying your precious Niners and they weren’t even the first team to utilize that strategy.

  5. hendeeze says: Sep 10, 2013 6:14 AM

    So it looks like the Seahawks are using a former 49er draftee Mike Person in a role suspiciously similar to the one that the Niners have been using too great success. Albeit failing miserably at it.

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    Yeah because the 49ers invented using an offensive lineman as an eligible receiver. Where does PFT find you guys??

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