As the Kansas City Chiefs turned over the bottom of their roster this weekend, they swapped out third-string TE Kevin Brock with Sean McGrath. They were awarded the second-year tight end from the Seattle Seahawks as part of a wave of claims the team made.
McGrath caught on with the Seahawks last season as an undrafted free agent out of Henderson State. He started his college career at Eastern Illinois and in 29 games caught 89 catches for 1,018 yards and seven touchdowns.
As a rookie last season played in two games without recording a catch. During the 2013 preseason, McGrath played in all four games for Seattle, starting two. He caught four passes for 46 yards, including a touchdown.
When news of Brock’s release started to circulate, we wondered if head coach Andy Reid would stick with just two tight ends on the roster. Instead he’ll have McGrath add depth behind Anthony Fasano and rookie Travis Kelce, who are both expected to have big roles in the Chiefs offense.