Seattle Seahawks 2020 seventh-round pick Stephen Sullivan signs with the Panthers


In the seventh round of the  2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks grabbed LSU’s wide receiver turned tight end Stephen Sullivan to the team.

From the beginning, Sullivan had a tough road ahead of him. The depth chart was significant for both wide receiver and tight end, and he was eventually waived at the end of training camp and then was signed to the practice squad.

However, in Week 8 he was elevated and played against the San Francisco 49ers and played 22 snaps and defensive end and on special teams.

Although he got some snaps in, three weeks later he was back on the practice squad and was put on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

Once the regular season is over,  practice squad players are dissolved and become free agents. The Seahawks could have a chance to bring back those players if they sign them.

And now we will never know what Sullivan could have brought to the Seahawks organization.

On Wednesday, Sullivan signed with the Carolina Panthers to a reserve/future contract, according to Will Bryan. 

Sullivan has shown a lot of promise with his athleticism and how he is able to switch positions when asked, so the Panthers have a lot of possibilities with him.

It’s sad to see a player go that could have shown some potential, but he is on to a new team and a new opportunity.