Report: Seahawks trading WR Marcus Johnson to Colts

Johnson flashed during training camp for the Seahawks, but a crowded receiving room led to his departure.

The Seattle Seahawks have traded speedy receiver Marcus Johnson to the Indianapolis Colts, per a report from Brady Henderson of ESPN.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Johnson, who was acquired in March as part of the Michael Bennett trade with the Eagles, will be sent to the Colts in exchange for tight end Darrell Daniels. The Colts confirmed the deal via Twitter.

Undrafted out of Texas, Johnson caught five passes for 45 yards as a rookie for the Super Bowl champion Eagles. He developed a strong connection with quarterback Russell Wilson during offseason workouts and training camp, but a crowded receiving room led to his ouster.

In four preseason games, Johnson caught three passes for 44 yards, with his signature play coming on a 34-yard reception against the Vikings.

Daniels, who starred at the University of Washington, played in 12 games for the Colts as a rookie in 2017. The 6-foot-3, 246-pound tight end caught three passes for 26 yards and has prior experience covering kicks and punts, adding special teams value for the Seahawks.

With his arrival, Seattle will carry at least three tight ends on the 53-man roster, and a tweet from veteran Ed Dickson also suggests he should be ready to return from the Non-Football Injury list this week.

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