Seahawks waive tight end Darren Fells

May 8, 2013, 2:36 PM | Updated: 3:33 pm

By Brady Henderson

The Seahawks’ experiment with Darren Fells was a short one.

The team has waived the former professional basketball player who was attempting to make it in the NFL as a tight end, a move first reported by Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports and later announced by the team. The Seahawks signed Fells in March.

Seattle selected a tight end in the fifth round of last month’s draft, adding Luke Wilson to a group that includes last year’s starter Zach Miller and backup Anthony McCoy. Sean McGrath and Cooper Helfet are the other tight ends on Seattle’s roster.

The 6-foot-7 Fells has played professional basketball overseas. He’s the younger brother of NFL tight end Daniel Fells.

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