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Ricky Seals-Jones

Ricky Seals-Jones

Tight End #86
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 243 lb.
College:Texas A&M
Born:March 15, 1995
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

January 16, 2021 1:00 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

January 6, 2021 3:23 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

January 2, 2021 2:32 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

September 28, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

September 20, 2020 12:16 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

August 24, 2020 2:49 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: 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.

August 17, 2020 8:35 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Joining Chiefs

The Chiefs and Seals-Jones agreed to terms of a contract Friday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Analysis: According to Paylor, the deal encompasses the 2020 season. Seals-Jones has been moderately productive in three pro campaigns, averaging 12.9 yards per catch and scoring eight touchdowns on 60 career receptions between the Cardinals and Browns. The Chiefs don't have much depth behind Travis Kelce, so Seals-Jones may be the frontrunner for the No. 2 role.

April 3, 2020 3:36 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Enters free agency

Seals-Jones didn't receive a contract tender from the Browns and is now an unrestricted free agent, Mike Clay of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Browns brought in Austin Hooper to lead the tight end room, making Seals-Jones an expendable depth option. The 25-year-old is coming off a 2019 season in which he notched 14 catches for 229 yards and four touchdowns across 14 games, and he should garner fair interest around the league as a developmental/depth piece.

March 20, 2020 10:34 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Has career-high TDs

Seals-Jones had 14 receptions for 229 yards and four touchdowns over 14 games in 2019.

Analysis: Seals-Jones had a nose for the end zone, posting a career-high four touchdowns while being targeted just 22 times. He was not on the radar to start the season, but David Njoku's injury opened the door for Cleveland's other tight ends. While Seals-Jones received red-zone targets, he didn't get on the field all that much outside of those situations. He'll enter the offseason as a restricted free agent and could benefit if the Browns opt to bring him back. New head coach Kevin Stefanski often deployed multiple tight ends while with the Vikings, according to Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. For the Browns, a team that did not target its third wideouts much beyond Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, Stefanski could rely more on tight ends in 2020.

January 25, 2020 8:10 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Active for finale

Seals-Jones (illness) is active Week 17 against Cincinnati.

Analysis: Seals-Jones was one of several Cleveland players battling an illness this week, and while it cost him a few practice sessions, he'll end up on the active roster for the regular season finale. Another factor is in play this week in terms of the target share at the position, however, as David Njoku will return from back-to-back healthy scratches and re-join the active roster, with Demetrius Harris -- the snap leader in back-to-back weeks -- on hand as well.

December 29, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Questionable for Week 17

The Browns list Seals-Jones (illness) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The illness resulted in Seals-Jones being listed as a non-participant on the Browns' first two practice reports of Week 17, but his ability to return to work Friday in a limited fashion suggests he's at least feeling a little better as Sunday approaches. Assuming Seals-Jones gets the green light to play, he should remain part of a three-man committee at tight end that includes Stephen Carlson and Demetrius Harris. Week 1 starter David Njoku has seemingly fallen out of favor, as he's been a healthy inactive for both of the past two games.

December 27, 2019 11:49 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Missing at practice

Seals-Jones (illness) wasn't present on the field for Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: The Browns listed Seals-Jones as a non-participant on their initial practice report released Wednesday, and the tight end looks poised to maintain that listing for a second straight day. If Seals-Jones is return to practice Friday and put in a full workout, he'll stand a good chance at avoiding a designation heading into Sunday's season finale versus the Bengals.

December 26, 2019 9:26 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Out sick

Seals-Jones (illness) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: The Browns didn't actually practice, but if they did, Seals-Jones was the only one the team thought would've been held out. However, a return to the field Thursday or Friday could be all he needs to get the green light to play Sunday against Cincinnati.

December 25, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Two targets in loss

Seals-Jones caught one of two targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Ravens in Week 16.

Analysis: Seals-Jones left last week's game with a shoulder injury but was available to practice all week and started Sunday's contest. With David Njoku inactive for a second straight week, there was an opportunity for Seals-Jones, who had the second-longest catch for the Browns. He was also the target on a failed two-point conversion attempt when the Browns closed within striking distance in the fourth quarter. He ended up with 19 snaps, the sixth straight week he's received fewer than 20 snaps. Without Njoku, he's the biggest receiving threat of the position group (four TDs, 16.4 YPR), but he's too inconsistent to trust.

December 23, 2019 12:19 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Not bothered by shoulder

Seals-Jones (shoulder) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: After leaving this past Sunday's loss to the Cardinals with a shoulder injury, Seals-Jones is feeling no ill effects just a few days later. The 24-year-old tight end performed well against his former team, recording three receptions, 29 yards and two touchdowns. However, he did benefit from David Njoku serving as a healthy scratch, and it's unsettled whether Njoku will suit up in Week 16 against the Ravens. Regardless, Seals-Jones isn't a dependable fantasy play, as he's finished with fewer than 20 defensive snaps in five straight games, and the Ravens' defense doesn't give up much to tight ends.

December 18, 2019 2:08 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Not on Wednesday's injury report

Seals-Jones was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Seals-Jones scored two touchdowns in last week's win over the Cardinals but was forced to leave early due to a shoulder injury. Fortunately, he's not on Cleveland's injury report Wednesday, so we can safely assume Seals-Jones will play Week 16 and will be looking to build off his best outing of the 2019 season.

December 18, 2019 2:07 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Leaves with shoulder injury

Seals-Jones was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Seals-Jones was in line for increased duties with David Njoku serving as a healthy scratch, and he executed against his former team, hauling in three passes for 29 yards and two touchdowns. The 24-year-old Seals-Jones' fantasy value the rest of the season relies on his health and whether Njoku returns to the lineup.

December 15, 2019 4:10 PM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: One catch in win

Seals-Jones caught is long target for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-19 win over the Bengals in Week 14.

Analysis: Cleveland's tight end grouping had a shakeup this week, as David Njoku returned from a wrist injury and Demetrius Harris was made inactive. Seals-Jones brought up the rear in terms of snaps (11), and the target was just his fourth in the last seven games. Over the course of the next few games, Njoku is expected to become the primary tight end while Seals-Jones and Stephen Carlson serve in backup roles.

December 9, 2019 3:45 AM EST

Ricky Seals-Jones: Targeted once in win

Seals-Jones was unable to haul in his only target of Sunday's 41-24 win over Miami.

Analysis: Sunday was Seals-Jones' second consecutive game without a reception and his third such game in his last four outings. The Texas A&M product has flashed big-play ability since coming into the league in 2017 and figured to be a low-key weapon this season given his familiarity with head coach Freddie Kitchens from their time together in Arizona. The season hasn't played out that way and, though he's averaged an impressive 17.2 yard per catch this season, the fact that he has just two receptions since Week 6 should signal where he stands. Sunday brings a matchup against the Steelers and a pass defense that held Seals-Jones to 12 yards on two catches in Week 11.

November 26, 2019 8:39 PM EST

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