After signing two free-agent tight ends Thursday morning, the Seahawks continued to bolster depth at that spot by claiming Kyle Carter off of waivers from the New York Giants Thursday afternoon. Carter's addition is pending him passing his physical. The Seahawks also brought back cornerback Trovon Reed, who spent part of last season on Seattle's practice squad.
Carter, 25, appeared in three games with the Minnesota Vikings last season after spending most of the 2016 season on Minnesota's practice squad. Carter came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. He was claimed off waivers by the Giants earlier this offseason, then was waived on Wednesday.
For Reed, this will be his fourth stint with the Seahawks, having first signed with Seattle as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn in 2015. Reed, who has also spent time with the Rams, Dolphins, Chargers and 49ers, has appeared in six regular season games, all with the Chargers in 2016, starting one while recording two interceptions.
Prior to the start of camp, the Seahawks signed tight ends Kayaune Ross and Je’Ron Hamm. They will all add to the depth at tight end, where veteran free-agent addition Ed Dickson is currently sidelined by what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called a "minor groin injury." Undrafted rookie tight end Clayton Wilson is also currently sidelined having opened camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Fan photos from the first day of 2018 Seahawks Training Camp, presented by Safeway at Renton's Virginia MasonAthletic Center.