Gerald Everett

Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #81
Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #81
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Scores in defeat

Everett caught five of nine targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 17-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Everett opened the scoring for Seattle with a six-yard touchdown to end the first quarter, marking his first end-zone trip since Week 1. The tight end then proceeded to lead his team in targets while tying for the most receptions, making for a busy evening. Despite the Seahawks' recent offensive struggles, Everett has now hauled in at least three passes in three straight games, giving him modest individual momentum ahead of Week 13's matchup versus the 49ers.

Nov 29, 2021 9:23 PM EST

Makes three catches

Everett caught three passes for 37 yards on four targets against Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: Everett was Seattle's second-leading producer of receiving yardage behind Tyler Lockett (115), so it was generally a difficult day for the Seahawks passing game. While it reflects well on Everett that he produced efficiently, the volume wasn't enough to make much difference. The Seattle offense hasn't made much room for tight end pass catching functions to this point in the year, and that's without factoring in the workload split between Everett and Will Dissly (one catch for 16 yards on three targets).

Nov 21, 2021 7:04 PM EST

Avoids Week 11 designation

Everett (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Though the groin injury prevented Everett from practicing Wednesday and Thursday, the Seahawks were comfortable enough with his health coming out of Friday's session to give him the green light for the Week 11 matchup. At least for one game, Seattle's top tight end was the top beneficiary of Russell Wilson's (finger) return from a four-week absence in last week's 17-0 loss to the Packers. Everett set new season highs in receptions (eight), receiving yards (63) and targets (eight) in that game.

Nov 19, 2021 1:40 PM EST

Another DNP on Thursday

Everett (groin) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: With back-to-back absences to open Week 11 prep, Everett doesn't appear to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals. Fortunately for the fifth-year pro, he has one more session to mix into individual drills (or more) before the Seahawks tab him with a designation. If Everett ends up missing his third game of the season, Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson will cover for him at tight end, while Tyler Mabry and Ryan Izzo would be candidates for elevation from the team's practice squad.

Nov 18, 2021 5:45 PM EST

Tending to groin injury

Everett (groin) was unable to practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Aside from sitting out Weeks 4 and 5 due to contracting COVID-19, Everett has been healthy this season and earned at least 70 percent of offensive snaps in five of his seven appearances with the Seahawks. The results have been hit or miss on his way to a 22-198-1 line on 25 targets. Everett is coming off season highs in catches (eight) and yards (63) from Sunday's loss at Green Bay, but he now is dealing with a health concern. The fifth-year tight end has a pair of chances remaining this week to return to the practice field.

Nov 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

Busy in loss

Everett caught eight passes for 63 yards on eight targets against Green Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Everett wasn't explosive, but he was automatic with his targets and was the sole means of moving the chains for Seattle on Sunday. Part of that was due to the poor play of Russell Wilson (finger) -- DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett were both shut down by Wilson's inaccuracy, and that probably funneled some usage toward Everett. He'll try to keep the momentum going against Arizona in Week 11.

Nov 14, 2021 5:24 PM EST

Two touches in win

Everett caught one of two targets for seven yards and rushed once for minus-5 yards in Sunday's 31-7 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Everett out-snapped Will Dissly 44-36 but failed to get involved much on offense. The 2017 second-round picks only produced 77 yards and a touchdown over three games with Russell Wilson (finger) under center, so his lack of production lately likely isn't a factor of Geno Smith. Still, Wilson's possible Week 10 return would raise the ceiling of all Seattle pass-catchers.

Nov 1, 2021 7:40 AM EST

Rings up 23 yards

Everett caught all three of his targets for 11 yards and rushed once for 12 yards in Monday's 13-10 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: The Seahawks leaned heavily on the ground game, rushing the ball 28 times compared to just 22 passing attempts, so Will Dissly out-snapped Everett 40-33. However, Dissly didn't receive a target. Everett has now produced 13 receptions (15 targets) for 128 yards and a touchdown through five games.

Oct 26, 2021 8:23 PM EST

Activated from COVID list

The Seahawks reinstated Everett (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After landing on the list Sept. 29 and sitting out Week 4 in San Francisco, Everett looked like he might have had a chance to play last Thursday in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams. However, the results of his second consecutive negative COVID-19 test didn't become available in time, resulting in Everett missing his second straight contest. Since Everett likely would have been available to play last week had the Seahawks suited up Sunday, his activation Monday as Seattle resumes practicing comes as little surprise. Seattle's top tight end will return to a new-look offense that is expected to be without Russell Wilson (finger) for at least the next month, leaving veteran journeyman Geno Smith to direct the offense beginning with Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Oct 11, 2021 1:42 PM EST

Doesn't meet protocols for return

Everett (illness) tested negative twice for COVID-19 in advance of Thursday's game against the Rams, but the results didn't come through in time for the NFL to approve him to play, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: Everett needed to test negative twice 24 hours apart to be eligible for activation from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Apparently, he just missed out on doing so and will miss a second consecutive contest as a result. Everett will have plenty of time to get back on the active roster with the Seahawks' next outing on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Pittsburgh. In the meantime, Will Dissly, Colby Parkinson and even Tyler Mabry will handle TE duties for Seattle.

Oct 7, 2021 5:08 PM EST

Not activated for TNF

Everett wasn't activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list in advance of Thursday night's game against the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In Everett's continued absence, Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson are in line to head the Seahawks' Week 5 tight end corps. Neither of the two look like high-percentage fantasy plays, however, after making a minimal impact in Seattle's Week 4 win over the 49ers.

Oct 7, 2021 3:00 PM EST

Could return for TNF

Everett (illness) has a chance to play in Thursday's game against the Rams, needing one more negative test for COVID-19, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Everett was placed on the COVID list last Wednesday and missed Sunday's win over the 49ers. In his absence, Will Dissly played 82 percent of snaps and Colby Parkinson took 68 percent, though neither did much damage in the passing game. It sounds like the Seahawks are tentatively expecting Everett back for Thursday night, though it wasn't yet official at the conclusion of Wednesday's practice.

Oct 6, 2021 1:36 PM EST

May be activated Tuesday

Everett (illness) may be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list before Thursday's game against the Rams after returning a negative test Monday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. "At this point, we're saying there's a chance," coach Pete Carroll said. "We'll know more tomorrow."

Analysis: Everett landed on the COVID list last Wednesday after testing positive, but because he's vaccinated, he only needs to test negative again Tuesday to return to the active roster. Of course, if he doesn't he'll have to do so Wednesday and Thursday to give himself a chance to suit up Week 5. This past Sunday at San Francisco with Everett sidelined, Will Dissly led Seahawks tight ends with an 82-percent share of the offensive snaps, Colby Parkinson got 68 percent, and Tyler Mabry brought up the rear with 14 percent.

Oct 4, 2021 5:34 PM EST

Status uncertain for Thursday

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that it's unclear whether Everett (illness) will be able to play in Thursday's game against the Rams, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Everett landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and was unable to produce back-to-back negative tests ahead of Sunday's Week 4 win over the 49ers. If the 27-year-old is unable to return in Week 5 following a short week of practice, Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson will be in line for increased work Thursday.

Oct 4, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Not looking good for Sunday

Everett (illness) isn't likely to be available for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The tight end is on the reserve/COVID-19 list and reportedly hadn't registered a negative test as of Friday afternoon. He'll now need back-to-back negatives starting Saturday, which Carroll apparently considers unlikely. The Seahawks are expected to bring Colby Parkinson (foot) back from IR this week, but Will Dissly is the safer bet for snaps (and a few targets) if Everett doesn't end up playing. The team will really be thin on pass catchers if Tyler Lockett (questionable - hip) and Dee Eskridge (doubtful - concussion) are also unavailable Sunday.

Oct 1, 2021 2:15 PM EST

On COVID list

The Seahawks placed Everett (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: According to Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston, Everett tested positive for the virus, which may mean it'll be difficult for him to clear the necessary hurdles to suit up Sunday at San Francisco. If Everett is out Week 4, fellow tight end Will Dissly figures to take on a much bigger role in the Seahawks offense.

Sep 29, 2021 1:44 PM EST

Five catches against Vikings

Everett caught all five of his targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: After managing only three catches for 23 yards on four targets through his first two games as a Seahawk -- albeit with a touchdown -- Everett was more involved as a receiver in Minnesota. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are entrenched as Russell Wilson's top options, but the tight end could emerge as a reliable No. 3 target for Seattle. The 1-2 squad will face another test in Week 4 on the road against the 49ers.

Sep 26, 2021 9:39 PM EST

One catch Sunday

Everett caught one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Everett logged 43 offensive snaps (80 percent) while fellow tight end Will Dissly finished with 26 snaps (48 percent). Dissly didn't receive a target, as Week 2 was the latest example of how difficult it is to trust a Seattle pass-catcher besides Tyler Lockett or DK Metcalf.

Sep 20, 2021 7:49 AM EST

Snares TD in Seahawks debut

Everett caught both of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Everett caught a quick slant for a nine-yard touchdown on the second drive of the game. The former Ram wasn't targeted the rest of the day, while fellow tight end Will Dissly finished with three catches for 37 yards. The Seahawks lost two of their five wide receivers -- Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart -- to concussions in the season opener, so Everett may be counted on more in Week 2 against the Titans if neither player is cleared in time.

Sep 12, 2021 6:44 PM EST

Quiet in preseason finale

Everett brought in his only target for two yards in the Seahawks' 27-0 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday night.

Analysis: The offseason acquisition saw minimal action come his way after not playing in the loss to the Raiders last Saturday. Despite not having shown much yet in a Seahawks uniform, Everett is expected to serve as the top tight end on a depth chart that also includes Will Dissly, who's shown flashes in his first three seasons, and 2020 fourth-round pick Colby Parkinson (foot).

Aug 28, 2021 10:39 PM EST

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