Willson is re-signing with the Seahawks, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Willson rejoined the team in late September but never managed to pass Jacob Hollister on the depth chart. With Hollister receiving a second-round tender and Greg Olsen brought in last month, Willson's roster spot may depend on the health of Will Dissly, who is recovering from a torn Achilles.
Willson, who caught an eight-yard pass in Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers, finished the 2019 season with eight catches for 79 yards over eight regular-season games. Willson garnered his first target since Week 9, as he snagged a shovel pass from Russell Wilson and ran it for a first down. The 2013 fifth-round pick served as the No. 2 tight end for most of the season, as Will Dissly (Achilles) was the No. 1 for a bit before getting hurt and then Jacob Hollister took over that role. Willson will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Willson played 25 offensive snaps but didn't receive a target in Sunday's 17-9 wild-card win over the Eagles. Willson returned after missing the regular-season finale with a hip injury. The 29-year-old sat out five of the last six regular-season games and hasn't garnered a target in the last three games in which he suited up dating back to Week 10. His fantasy value will be negligible in the divisional round versus Green Bay.
Willson (hip) was a full practice participant Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Coach Pete Carroll said earlier in the week the 29-year-old was expected to be ready for the wild-card matchup Sunday with the Eagles, and Willson's full participation in practice adds credence to that notion. Assuming he avoids a setback in the Seahawks' final two practices of the week, Willson should reclaim his role as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Jacob Hollister.
Willson (hip) is expected to be ready for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Willson landed "awkwardly" on his hip during Friday's practice, so he was forced to sit out of this past Sunday's loss to the 49ers. The Seahawks struggled in run-blocking without Willson's presence, so his return could provide a boost against Philly's stout run defense -- although the team's injuries in the backfield were likely a bigger factor.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||4||5.13|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|3 Year Avg||17||12||106||1||6||8.83||16|