Lions sign TE Sean McGrath, waive TE Wes Saxton

The Detroit Lions have signed TE Sean McGrath and waived recent-addition TE Wes Saxton in a corresponding move.

Contract details were not disclosed.

McGrath is going into his fifth combined season in the NFL. He spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers, 2013 for the Kansas City Chiefs, and 2012 with the Seattle Seahawks. He was originally an undrafted free agent in 2012 out of Henderson State.

In 2014, McGrath did not report to the Chiefs training camp and was then subsequently place on the reserve/did not report list. Planning to retire, it only took one season off before he decided to give the NFL another shot.

The 6-foot-5, 259-pound tight end has played in 49 games and has started 20 in his career. He has accumulated 32 receptions, 373-yards and two touchdown in the NFL.

Perhaps a low-key positive, McGrath can also be an emergency long snapper– as he was a college. A sneaky above average athlete, McGrath has found a second home at tight end.

With a crowded tight end room, McGrath will most likely have to separate himself in the blocking department if he wants to stick with the team. PFF graded him the 17th best run blocking tight end in the 2017 season.

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