The Seattle Seahawks have signed former Missouri Tigers tight end Clayton Echard, the team announced Sunday.
Echard was an undrafted rookie who caught just two passes for 14 yards. He was used mostly in short-yardage situations and as a blocker.
Echard started his career at Missouri as a defensive end before switching to tight end in 2014. He played in only nine games the last two years as a tight end and played a big role on special teams with nine tackles the past two seasons.
Special teams help and versatility is a big thing NFL teams look for from players at the end of the roster. That could help Echard’s cause to make the team.