|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 248 lb.|
|Born:||August 13, 1993|
|Drafted:||2015 / UDFA|
Saxton was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: With three tight ends already on IR, and Jacob Hollister (foot) and Luke Willson (hamstring) banged up, Tyrone Swoopes is currently the only healthy tight end the Seahawks have on the roster. Saxton provides depth at the position in case of an emergency after seeing some time with the team in training camp.
The Seahawks waived Saxton on Sunday, John Boyle of the teams official site reports.
Analysis: Saxton was a long shot to make the roster initially, considering when he signed the team was facing a laundry list of injuries and was added for depth. Now that he's done in Seattle, the South Alabama product could get claimed off waivers as early as Sunday, but is more likely a practice squad candidate.
Saxton signed a contract with the Seahawks on Saturday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Saxton joins a crowded Seattle tight end room, and faces long odds to make the 53-man unless Will Dissly (kneecap), Ed Dickson (knee) and Jacob Hollister (groin) are unable to get healthy. He'll work to stand out during the preseason.
Saxton was released by the 49ers on Friday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Saxton's release comes as no surprise with George Kittle (shoulder) and Garrett Celek at the top of the depth chart at tight end.
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