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Reports: Seahawks signing TE Gerald Everett from Rams on 1-year deal

Mar 17, 2021, 4:56 PM | Updated: 10:18 pm

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Gerald Everett is reportedly going from one NFC West team to another. (Getty)

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For the second straight day, the Seahawks are reportedly adding by signing a player away from a division rival.

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Tight end Gerald Everett is coming to Seattle on a reported one-year deal worth $6 million, according to multiple NFL insiders. Everett comes from the Los Angeles Rams, where he played under new Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, who was previously LA’s passing game coordinator and was Rams tight ends coach during Everett’s rookie season.

Everett confirmed the move Wednesday night with a post on his Twitter account.

On Tuesday, the 49ers were the NFC West team the Seahawks pulled from, reportedly agreeing to sign cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon.

The Seahawks are plenty familiar with the 6-foot-3, 240-pound Everett because his breakout game came against Seattle’s defense in a 2019 Thursday night contest when he had a career-high 136 yards on seven receptions.

The 26-year-old Everett is a 2017 second-round pick of the Rams out of South Alabama. He had a career-best 417 yards receiving on 41 catches in 2020 to go along with a touchdown and 6.7 yards per target. He has missed just three games in his four years in the NFL, and he started seven of Los Angeles’ 16 games last season.

Waldron is expected to bring a lot of concepts from the Rams to his offense with Seattle, and tight ends have played a big role in the Los Angeles offense that Waldron helped run under head coach Sean McVay.

Seattle went into the offseason needing help at tight end with Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson both free agents and Greg Olsen deciding to retire. Everett would join Will Dissly as one of Seattle’s top two players at the position. The Seahawks also have second-year TE Colby Parkinson.

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