The Seahawks made a roster move Sunday, waiving third-year receiver Tanner McEvoy, who originally signed with the Seahawks in 2016 as an undrafted rookie free agent. Fullback Daniel Marx was signed in McEvoy's place to fill out Seattle’s 90-man roster.
McEvoy, a core special teams player during his time in Seattle, saw action in 29 games over the past two seasons, recording 14 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns, each of which came during his rookie season.
A former safety, running back, quarterback and receiver at Wisconsin, McEvoy earned a spot on the Seahawks after leading the team in receiving two preseasons ago. His versatility helped contribute to a number of big plays for the Seahawks over the past two seasons, including a blocked punt and a 43-yard pass completion in his first season.
Seattle’s receiver spot has been one of the more competitive positions throughout training camp and preseason. McEvoy, who made one catch for 11 yards in three preseason games this year, was battling 13 other wideouts for a place on the Seahawks’ final 53-man roster, which has typically featured five or six wideouts in recent seasons.
Marx, a rookie out of Stanford, signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent this past offseason. For the Cardinal, Marx played in 14 games last year, recording one rush and three receptions while helping pave the way for Stanford running back Bryce Love’s 2,118-yard rushing campaign. The Falcons released Marx late last month.
The Seahawks now head into the fourth week of preseason, hosting the Oakland Raiders Thursday night at CenturyLink Field. Tickets are available right here.