Nov 26, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars tight end Andrei Lintz (87) runs with the ball after making a catch during the 1st half against the Washington Huskies at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Seahawks needed another tight end, Andrei Lintz just wanted a chance. For Cougar/Seahawks fans, this is a cool pairing, but realistically it might be a long reach for Lintz to make the final roster. The Hawks are struggling to keep guys healthy with close to 20 being held out of practice at this point so bodies into camp is just a natural side effect.
Still, Lintz is a big receiving target and with Anthony McCoy having left in free agency in the offseason, he has a chance to impress as just that kind of player at the tight end position. He can’t block at all, but I have to believe that more than anything, the fact that Seattle has had success with a player who has similar traits to what Lintz brings to the table is a major bonus for him.
We’ll keep tabs on how training camp shakes out for all the newest Cougars now on an NFL roster, but Lintz in particular because he also plays for the hometown Hawks. At least that’s the case for a few weeks as the team heals up from some early preseason camp injury issues.