Prior to the 2020 season, many analysts were saying that the Washington Football Team had little to no talent whatsoever at tight end. On paper, that was an accurate assessment. For the first few games of 2020, the tight ends were a non-factor. However, Logan Thomas suddenly caught fire, and by game 16, he was one of the league’s better tight ends.
The tight ends have received plenty of additions in free agency and one player, John Bates, was selected in the fourth round of the draft. Look for three of these tight ends to make the roster.
- Logan Thomas
- John Bates
- Ricky Seals-Jones
- Deon Yelder
- Temarrick Hemingway
- Tyrone Swoopes
- Sammis Reyes
Logan Thomas is the undisputed starter and he is likely to have another superb season in 2021. John Bates will be on the field plenty of times this season as a blocking tight end, but he could be the primary target for a limited number of passes in his direction.
Washington is likely to keep a third tight end on the roster of 53 and the competition is going to be intense. Recent free agent signee Ricky Seals-Jones probably has the inside track to the third spot, but Temarrick Hemingway could make a push as well. Swoopes is a longshot for now and could be a candidate for the practice squad.
Sammis Reyes is the most intriguing name on this list. Ninety days ago, no one in the football world knew anything about the young basketball player from Tulane. A few weeks later, he became the talk of Washington Football Team fans and Reyes has also generated a buzz with analysts. However, he is likely heading to the practice squad and could begin to have a positive impact starting in 2022.
- Logan Thomas – 52 receptions for 612 yards, seven touchdowns, one carry for eight yards, two pass completions for 61 yards – including one for a 43-yard touchdown
- John Bates – 13 receptions for 104 yards, one touchdown
- Ricky Seals-Jones – Six receptions for 47 yards