Luke Willson

Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #82
Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #82

Luke Willson News

Joins active roster

Willson was signed to Seattle's active roster Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Willson has played with the Seahawks back and forth since 2013, and after three games with the Ravens this year, the 30-year-old has returned to Seattle's active roster. The tight end will likely provide depth for the team as they take on the Rams this week.

Jan 6, 2021 2:43 PM EST

Back with Seattle

The Seahawks signed Willson (hip) to the practice squad Wednesday, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: Willson is intimately familiar with the Seahawks' scheme, so he'll provide valuable emergency depth at tight end for the team. The veteran has already appeared in five games with the Seahawks, and three gams with the Ravens, this season.

Dec 30, 2020 10:19 AM EST

Cut by Baltimore

The Ravens waived Willson (hip) on Saturday.

Analysis: Willson appeared in three games with the Ravens this season, most notably filling in while Mark Andrews missed time on the COVID-19 list. Once fully recovered from his hip injury, he'll look to latch on in a depth capacity elsewhere in the league.

Dec 19, 2020 2:56 PM EST

Questionable versus Jaguars

Willson (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.

Analysis: Despite upgrading to full participation during Friday's practice, Willson will be monitored over the weekend before being given the green light. If he's unable to go, the Ravens likely will bring up Eric Tomlinson from the practice squad to serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Mark Andrews.

Dec 18, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Limited showing Wednesday

Willson (hip) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Willson was unable to suit up in Monday night's win over the Browns with the hip issue as he continues to manage the injury. The veteran logged 49 percent of offensive snaps in Week 13's game against the Cowboys, evidencing he's the clear No. 2 option behind Mark Andrews at tight end when healthy. If he's forced to sit out Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the team will likely elevate Eric Tomlinson from the practice squad again.

Dec 16, 2020 4:49 PM EST

Unavailable for MNF

Willson (hip) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Browns.

Analysis: Willson logged a 49 percent snap share in last week's win over the Cowboys. Eric Tomlinson was elevated from the practice squad to fill into the No. 2 tight end role behind Mark Andrews. Willson will aim to return in Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Dec 14, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Added to injury report

Willson was added to the injury report with a hip injury Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Browns, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Willson was set to lose playing time with the return of Mark Andrews (illness), but this certainly complicates things further. Expect the Ravens to promote a tight end from the practice squad regardless of Willson's status as the team has just two listed on the active roster.

Dec 12, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Makes first catch as Raven

Willson caught his lone target for a 12-yard gain Tuesday against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Mark Andrews was sidelined again so Willson saw plenty of playing time in Week 13 with a 49 percent snap share. He drew just one target, however, and primarily served as a blocker. With Andrews off the reserve/COVID-19 list, look for Willson's role to diminish, especially in the passing game.

Dec 10, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Likely Andrews replacement Tuesday

Willson is expected to serve as the Ravens' starting tight end Tuesday against the Cowboys with Mark Andrews (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: While Andrews was sidelined for last week's loss to Pittsburgh, Baltimore called Willson up from the practice squad and deployed him as its top tight end. Willson played 69 percent of the offensive snaps in that contest, dropping one of his two targets on the day for what would have been a touchdown reception. The 30-year-old isn't expected to see a huge uptick in involvement in the passing game even with reigning MVP Lamar Jackson back in the lineup from a one-game absence, but as the only tight end currently on the 53-man roster, Willson should be in store for another big snap share.

Dec 8, 2020 9:33 AM EST

Rejoins active roster

The Ravens signed Willson to the active roster from the practice squad Friday.

Analysis: The Ravens elevated Willson for Wednesday's loss to the Steelers, and though he failed to haul in what would have been a touchdown to end the first half, he made a positive enough impact on offense to now earn being signed to the active roster. If Mark Andrews (illness) misses more time, Willson could end up handling another expanded role during Tuesday's game against the Cowboys.

Dec 4, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Willson reverted to Baltimore's practice squad Thursday, per the league's official transaction report.

Analysis: Willson played a key role on offense for the Ravens with Mark Andrews (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, playing 37 of 54 snaps on offense and 14 snaps on special-teams. However, he didn't haul in either of his two targets, one of which came in the end zone at the end of the second half. If Andrews is also forced to miss Week 13, Willson could get called up from the practice squad again.

Dec 3, 2020 9:57 PM EST

Cleared, set for increased role

Willson (illness) has been elevated from the practice squad and is active for Wednesday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Willson battled a non-COVID illness earlier in the week but is good to go for this rivalry game. He's projected to top Baltimore's tight end depth chart with Mark Andrews on the reserve/COVID-19 list, with fellow practice squad elevations Eric Tomlinson and Sean Culkin also on hand at the position.

Dec 2, 2020 11:30 AM EST

Battling illness

Willson (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Steelers, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Willson is officially on the Ravens' practice squad, so it's unusual to include him on an official injury report. However, if the veteran tight end can't shake this illness by Tuesday, he won't be elevated to the active roster.

Nov 28, 2020 6:57 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Willson reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Monday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Willson played 11 offensive snaps and an additional two on special teams but failed to record a single stat. Now the veteran tight end returns to the practice squad, where he could be signed by another team. Mark Andrews (thigh) was limited in practice Monday so Willson is a likely target to be activated before Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Steelers.

Nov 23, 2020 7:36 PM EST

Up from practice squad

Willson was promoted to Baltimore's active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: The 30-year-old join the Ravens' practice squad this week and may not need to wait long to make his team debut. Willson is the only tight end on the roster behind starter Mark Andrews.

Nov 21, 2020 7:36 PM EST

Secures practice squad deal

The Ravens signed Willson to the practice squad Tuesday, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Willson worked out for the Ravens on Monday and cleared COVID-19 protocols, so he'll join the practice squad with a chance at a quick promotion to the active roster following news that Nick Boyle (knee) was placed on season-ending IR. Tight ends Sean Culkin and Xavier Grimble are already on the Ravens' practice squad, and coach John Harbaugh alluded to the idea earlier Tuesday that the team may sign two of the tight ends to the active roster.

Nov 17, 2020 1:27 PM EST

May sign in Baltimore

Willson worked out for the Ravens on Monday and may sign with the team after clearing COVID-19 protocols, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Analysis: Nick Boyle (knee) is out for the season, leaving the Ravens with Mark Andrews as the lone tight end on the active roster. Coach John Harbaugh relayed Tuesday that he has a plan in place, and he even indicated that the team may add two tight ends to the 53-man roster to help fill the void. Willson appears to be on the shortlist next to Sean Culkin and Xavier Grimble, who are already on the practice squad.

Nov 17, 2020 12:23 PM EST

Cut loose by Seattle

The Seahawks released Willson on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This likely signals that Jacob Hollister won't be traded before Tuesday's deadline, as the Seahawks now have four healthy tight ends on the roster after Colby Parkinson was activated off the non-football injury list. Willson played just 10 offensive snaps this season. The 30-year-old is not much of an offensive threat at this point in his career, but he's a strong practice squad candidate for the Seahawks.

Nov 3, 2020 12:03 PM EST

Minimal usage in win

Willson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Willson played just one offensive snap. With both Greg Olsen and Will Dissly healthy to start the season, Willson will continue to have a minimal role going forward.

Sep 14, 2020 8:37 PM EST

Stays in Seattle

Willson is re-signing with the Seahawks, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Willson rejoined the team in late September but never managed to pass Jacob Hollister on the depth chart. With Hollister receiving a second-round tender and Greg Olsen brought in last month, Willson's roster spot may depend on the health of Will Dissly, who is recovering from a torn Achilles.

Mar 17, 2020 7:23 AM EST

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