Luke Willson is returning to his first NFL team.
One part of the trade of Nick Vannett: Former #Seahawks TE Luke Willson is signing back in Seattle, source said. A reunion. https://t.co/VU0fPkOGdd
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2019
Willson has re-signed with Seattle after being released by the Oakland Raiders following training camp.
Willson spent the 2018 season playing for the Detroit Lions. He grew up in LaSalle, ON a 30-minute drive across the border from Ford Field where the Lions play their home games.
The 29-year-old has 102 career catches for 1,216 yards with 11 touchdowns in 86 games through six years, the first five with the Seahawks. He has 13 catches for 154 yards and one score in the playoffs, including two receptions when Seattle routed Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Seattle drafted the Rice University product in the fifth round, 15th overall in 2013. A year earlier the Toronto Argonauts picked Wilson in the fifth round, 32nd overall during the CFL draft.