Ricky Seals-Jones

Washington Redskins
Tight End #86
Washington Redskins
Tight End #86
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Six-catch effort

Seals-Jones caught six receptions for 51 yards on seven targets against Green Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Seals-Jones wasn't explosive with his seven targets, averaging just 8.5 yards per reception, but he was an efficient security blanket target in a day where Taylor Heinicke struggled to get the ball to anyone other than Seals-Jones and Terry McLaurin. Seals-Jones has shown the ability to provide useful fantasy production if he gets enough snaps, particularly with the injuries Washington has dealt with at receiver, but it's possible that Logan Thomas (hamstring) could return soon. Seals-Jones is unlikely to play regularly upon Thomas' return.

Oct 24, 2021 3:10 PM EST


All set for Sunday

Seals-Jones (quadriceps) will play in Sunday's game against Green Bay, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: The tight end missed practice Wednesday and was a limited participant Thursday, but he'll avoid an injury designation on the final report. Seals-Jones has topped 90 percent snap share in three straight games, catching 11 of 19 targets for 118 yards and touchdown during that stretch. He's on the TE1 map, at least the bottom half of it, for however long Logan Thomas (hamstring) remains sidelined. To that end, coach Ron Rivera said Friday that the decision on Thomas' return will be strictly medical and won't involve considerations about the team's record or upcoming bye (in Week 9), per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic. Thomas is eligible to return from IR as soon as Week 8 at Denver, as Sunday in Green Bay will mark his third straight absence.

Oct 22, 2021 10:18 AM EST



Limited at practice Thursday

Seals-Jones (quadriceps) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: This follows an absence from Wednesday's session as Seals-Jones tends to a quad issue. By getting back into at least positional drills one day later, he's putting himself into a position to not miss any game action, but Friday's injury report ultimately will determine if he goes into the weekend with a designation attached to his name. With Logan Thomas (hamstring) out of commission most of the last three games, Seals-Jones has been Washington's clear-cut No. 1 TE, playing 90 percent of the offensive snaps in each contest while compiling an 11-118-1 receiving line on 19 targets.

Oct 21, 2021 11:19 AM EST


Back at practice

Seals-Jones (quadriceps) was spotted taking part in positional drills during the open portion of Thursday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday's session entirely, Seals-Jones looks like he'll be able to practice on at least a limited basis Thursday. If he's able to move past the quad issue in advance of Sunday's game in Green Bay, Seals-Jones should operate as Washington's clear No. 1 tight end, and one of the top options in the passing attack overall. Seals-Jones has played over 90 percent of Washington's offensive snaps in each of the three games since Logan Thomas went down with a hamstring injury, producing an 11-118-1 receiving line on 19 targets over that stretch.

Oct 21, 2021 10:08 AM EST


Dealing with quad injury

Seals-Jones missed Wednesday's practice due to a quadricep injury.

Analysis: Since Logan Thomas hurt his right hamstring Week 4 and found himself on IR, Seals-Jones has taken on a large role in Washington passing game. Over nearly three games as the team's top tight end, Seals-Jones has earned at least 90 percent of the offensive snaps in each contest on his way to 11 catches (on 19 targets) for 118 yards and one touchdown. Considering his production and situation, his status will be one to monitor as the week goes on. After Seals-Jones, the Football Team has John Bates, Sammis Reyes and Jace Sternberger at tight end.

Oct 20, 2021 3:29 PM EST



Tallies 39-yard touchdown

Seals-Jones recorded four receptions on six targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Seals-Jones gave Washington a short-lived lead when he hauled in a 39-yard touchdown just before halftime. He tacked on an additional 14-yard reception, but he was otherwise limited to short gains. Through two weeks with Logan Thomas (hamstring) fully absent, Seals-Jones has combined to command 15 targets while hauling in nine receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown.

Oct 17, 2021 4:34 PM EST


Targeted eight times

Seals-Jones caught five of eight targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 33-22 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Seals-Jones played 82 of Washington's 83 offensive snaps, directly replacing an injured Logan Thomas (hamstring), who also will be out for Weeks 6 and 7, at a minimum. While his production Sunday was modest, Seals-Jones has the necessary workload and athleticism to maintain fantasy relevance at tight end for the time being. He'll take on a struggling Chiefs defense in Week 6, with potential for extra targets if Washington continues to struggle with injuries at wide receiver.

Oct 11, 2021 7:02 AM EST


Tabbed to replace Logan Thomas

Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner confirmed that Seals-Jones will enter the starting lineup Sunday against the Saints after top tight end Logan Thomas (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: After Thomas exited in the first quarter of last week's win over Atlanta, Seals-Jones stepped in and handled a three-down role for Washington. Seals-Jones played 92 percent of the offensive snaps in the win, pulling in two of his four targets for 19 yards. Thomas' absence for at least the next three weeks will create an opening for Seals-Jones to take on heavy snap counts, and he could see more target volume headed his way against New Orleans if wideouts Curtis Samuel (groin), and Dyami Brown (knee) are unable to play. Meanwhile, rookie John Bates will rise to second on the depth chart at tight end while Thomas is out, but Bates isn't expected to push for a major role after logging just 18 combined offensive snaps through Washington's first four games.

Oct 7, 2021 11:20 AM EST


Takes on three-down role

Seals-Jones replaced an injured Logan Thomas (hamstring) in Sunday's 34-30 win over Atlanta, catching two of four targets for 19 yards while playing a career-high 93 percent of snaps.

Analysis: Seals-Jones was used as a direct replacement for the injured starter, taking on an every-down role while rookie John Bates merely handled his usual work as the backup and blocking specialist. While it didn't lead to production, Seals-Jones could have a degree of fantasy value if he handles the same role when Washington faces New Orleans in Week 5. The 26-year-old figures to be one of the more popular waiver adds at TE this week.

Oct 4, 2021 6:44 AM EST


Catches TD on only target

Seals-Jones caught his lone target for a 19-yard touchdown in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

Analysis: The college wideout turned NFL tight end has bounced around the league the past few years, playing for Arizona, Cleveland, Kansas City and now Washington. His struggles to earn regular snaps aren't likely to end on a team with Logan Thomas at tight end, but Seals-Jones did show that he can still make big plays, outleaping a defender for a surprise fourth-quarter TD on Thursday. There is some potential for fantasy value if Thomas were to miss time, though Seal-Jones might be forced into a committee rather than taking over the starter's three-down role.

Sep 16, 2021 10:43 PM EST


Back on the field

Seals-Jones (leg) resumed practicing Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Seals-Jones suffered a leg contusion during practice last week, but he's already recovered enough to resume participating in on-field drills. Count on Seals-Jones to resume competing for a depth gig behind top tight end Logan Thomas.

Aug 2, 2021 10:02 AM EST


Suffers mid-practice injury

Seals-Jones exited Thursday's practice session early due to an apparent right leg injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Seals-Jones was helped off the field by trainers, and he was only able to walk gingerly. The 26-year-old tight end has an opportunity to earn a key depth role behind Logan Thomas in Washington, but those chances could dry up if he's forced to miss a significant portion of training camp.

Jul 29, 2021 11:03 AM EST


Lands in Washington

Seals-Jones has signed a contract with Washington, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Washington doesn't have much prominent depth at tight end behind Logan Thomas, so Seals-Jones will certainly have a shot to earn a roster spot in camp. Seals-Jones failed to record a catch over two appearances with the Chiefs last season but caught at least 12 passes in each of the previous three campaigns, split between Arizona and Cleveland.

May 25, 2021 12:40 PM EST


Joins active roster

Seals-Jones has been promoted from Kansas City's practice squad to the team's active roster.

Analysis: With Deon Yelder (groin) now on IR as Sunday's playoff game against the Browns approaches, Seals-Jones will serve as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce and Nick Keizer.

Jan 16, 2021 1:00 PM EST


Joins practice squad

Seals-Jones was signed to the Chiefs' practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Chiefs have now signed Seals-Jones to the practice squad once again, but it is unlikely the tight end will see active status. Through his two games this season, the 25-year-old played in just six offensive snaps and five special teams snaps.

Jan 6, 2021 3:23 PM EST


Released by KC

Seals-Jones was released by the Chiefs on Saturday.

Analysis: Seals-Jones logged four offensive snaps in Week 16 against the Falcons, but he'd been inactive since Week 6 prior to that instance. The Chiefs promoted Gehrig Dieter to their active roster upon waiving Seals-Jones.

Jan 2, 2021 2:32 PM EST


Inactive again Week 3

Seals-Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Ravens, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: Seals-Jones is a healthy scratch for the second straight game after not playing a single snap during the season opener. Nick Keizer and Deon Yelder will be the depth options at tight end behind All-Pro Travis Kelce for Kansas City.

Sep 28, 2020 4:12 PM EST


Healthy scratch Week 2

Seals-Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Chargers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The veteran tight end has some name value from his past NFL exploits, but on a Chiefs team that features Travis Kelce at the top of the positional depth chart, Seals-Jones may have an uphill battle for active status on some weeks. Seals-Jones did not see the field Week 1 against the Texans either, as he appears to be usurped for the backup role to Kelce by undrafted rookie Nick Keizer at the moment.

Sep 20, 2020 12:16 PM EST


Back at practice

Seals-Jones (leg) returned to practice Sunday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Considering Seals-Jones was carted off the field just last Monday, it's a great sign that he's avoided a significant injury and is back in the mix at tight end. He enters 2020 on a one-year deal and is in line to compete with Deon Yelder (groin) for reps) as the Chiefs' No. 2 tight end behind Travis Kelce.

Aug 24, 2020 2:49 PM EST


Injured during practice

Seals-Jones was carted off the practice field Monday with an apparent right leg injury, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Signed to a one-year contract in the offseason, Seals-Jones is hoping to replace Blake Bell (Cowboys) as the No. 2 tight end in Kansas City. His main competition, Deon Yelder, has been dealing with a groin strain, so the Chiefs likely will sign a tight end at some point this week.

Aug 17, 2020 8:35 AM EST


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