By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 1st, 2014 at 12:05 am EST
The Seattle Seahawks have announced that tight end Luke Willson will start this Monday. He will be starting in place of regular starter Zach Miller, who will be sidelined with an ankle injury.
Willson, who was a fifth rounder with the team in 2013, is a pass-catching prospect, who has run 4.51 speed. He is expcted to stretch the offense against the Washington Redskins.
In the past several weeks, the Skins have been shredded by tight ends. However, with the Seahawks spread offense, it could be a concern for Willson, as Russell Wilson likes to get everyone involved in the offense.
Willson has struggled as a blocker in the Seahawks scheme, so his snaps will be limited.
The 24-year-old has appeared in three games. Yet, he only has one reception for one-yard. He also has one kickoff return for 17-yards.
As a rookie with the Super Bowl champs, he had a better season. He had 20 receptions for 272 yards and a touchdown.