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Top Freddie Swain News

  • Freddie Swain: Joins Miami's practice squad

    The Dolphins signed Swain to their practice squad Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    Swain was waived by Seattle on Tuesday after he secured just one of four targets for six yards while returning two punts for nine yards over two preseason appearances with the Seahawks. However, he'll now attempt to carve out a role as part of the Dolphins' practice squad.

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  • Freddie Swain: Cut by 'Hawks

    The Seahawks waived Swain on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    After missing Seattle's preseason opener due to a back injury, Swain didn't do much with his opportunities in the team's final two exhibitions, gathering in just one of his four targets for six yards and returning two punts for nine yards. Behind top wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, Swain was competing with the likes of 2021 second-round pick Dee Eskridge, Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), seventh-round rookie Bo Melton and Penny Hart for a roster spot. Swain is subject to waivers, but if he goes unclaimed he'll be free to sign with any organization.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Quiet in preseason finale

    Swain failed to catch his lone target in Friday's 27-26 preseason loss to the Cowboys.

    Swain didn't play in the first preseason game and he caught just one pass for six yards in the second preseason outing. There's a chance that the Seahawks cut Swain on Tuesday, but he'll likely make the team as a dependable receiver with special-teams ability. Last year, he caught 25 passes for 343 yards and four touchdowns.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Catches one pass

    Swain caught one of three targets for six yards in Thursday's 27-11 preseason loss to the Bears. He also returned two punts for nine yards.

    Swain dropped a pass on third down to end the Seahawks' first drive of the game, and he wasn't very effective through 18 offensive snaps. However, it's worth noting that Swain has been the No. 3 receiver when healthy in camp, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Swain still needs to continue to prove himself, but he has a good chance to make the 53-man roster.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Returns to practice

    Swain (back) took part in practice Tuesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

    Swain was sidelined for the Seahawks' preseason opener at Pittsburgh due to a tight back, but in his return to practice he consistently served as the third wide receiver behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. When healthy, it's Swain's spot to lose after he earned 914 offensive snaps over 33 games the last two seasons. The role is a modest one, though -- the 2020 sixth-rounder has totaled a 38-502-6 line on 61 career targets, and that was with Russell Wilson under center for Seattle.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: To sit out Saturday

    Swain (back) isn't in line to play during Seattle's preseason matchup against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    Swain is dealing with back tightness that will force the expected absence, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. With fellow Seattle wide receivers Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and Dee Eskridge (hamstring) also expected to sit out, rookies Bo Melton and Dareke Young should see increased snaps out wide while Penny Hart also gets more punt-return opportunities.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Snares 25 passes in 2021

    Swain recorded 25 catches (40 targets) for 343 yards and four touchdowns and five carries for 32 yards through 17 games during the 2021 season. He also returned 22 punts for 189 yards.

    Despite effectively splitting time with rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge down the stretch, Swain improved in every category after posting a 13-159-2 line as a rookie. Still, he didn't leave us with much to get excited about. His splash plays were typically just broken defensive coverages, and he caught just nine passes over the last 10 contests. Eskridge could overtake Swain completely in 2022, and Swain's best-case scenario is a timeshare with Eskridge.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Leading receiver in win

    Swain caught both of his targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 51-29 win over the Lions.

    Swain gained 58 yards on a broken play in the second quarter, setting up a six-yard touchdown run from Rashaad Penny on the next play. The second-year wide receiver managed to lead the team in receiving yards despite the blowout nature of this game, bringing his totals to 24 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns this season.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Targeted twice in loss

    Swain caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears. He also returned a punt for 15 yards.

    Swain has caught just six passes for 84 yards and a touchdown over the past seven games. He's still running ahead of rookie second-round pick Dee Eskridge, as Swain logged 26 snaps (49 percent) versus Eskridge's 20 snaps (38 percent). It's nearly impossible to carve out a consistent role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, so Swain won't have much fantasy relevance this year.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Cleared to play

    Swain (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Swain played 91 percent of snaps last week with Tyler Locket (illness) unavailable for a loss to the Rams, but he was targeted just once despite the ample playing time. With Lockett returning this week, Swain will be the third or fourth receiver and isn't likely to see more than a few targets.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Two limited sessions to open week

    Swain (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

    Swain has been limited in each of Seattle's first two practice this week. He battled this injury during practice last week but upgraded to full participation Friday and suited up against the Rams. Friday's injury report will reveal whether Swain's able to follow the same pattern heading into Sunday's game against the Bears.

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  • Seahawks' Freddie Swain: Can't capitalize on big snap count

    Swain caught his lone target for 25 yards in Tuesday's 20-10 loss to the Rams. He also returned two punts for 14 yards.

    Tyler Lockett (illness) was out of the lineup after testing positive for COVID-19, allowing Swain to handle his highest snap share of the season (91 percent). Swain didn't capitalize on the opportunity, but it's tough to put too much blame on the second-year receiver. Quarterback Russell Wilson completed just 17 of 31 passes for 156 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in what was another rough outing in his return from finger surgery. Swain will likely split time with Dee Eskridge as the No. 3 receiver if Lockett returns for Sunday's game against the Bears.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 199 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 24
School: Florida
Experience: 3