September 25, 2021

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Tight end Colby Parkinson ‘is going to be a factor’

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The Seattle Seahawks’ tight end room looks fairly solid ahead of the 2021 season. Will Dissly and former Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett are the most notable names, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recently sung the praises of tight end Colby Parkinson.

Carroll said via NBC Sports Northwest’s Joe Fann that Parkinson will be an integral piece of the offense this season, citing his height and catching ability among other things.

“Colby is going to be a factor,” Carroll said. “There’s nothing to keep him from being a factor. At 6-foot-7, you know he’s got a target that’s just obviously unique. He’s got great hands. He’s a natural catcher. His catching range is as normal as it can be. He can use it all. He gets off the ground well, too, when he has to. He’s a really bright player. He’s picked stuff up.”

Parkinson played in six games last year, but only recorded two receptions for 16 yards on two targets averaging 0.3 receptions per game. However, he let the time he missed motivate his training this offseason, particularly with the strength program.

“Because of the time he missed on the field with us, he really dove into the strength program, and he just pumped up,” Carroll continued. “He’s better now than he was at the end when he became active with us at the end of the year.”

Pete Carroll: Tight end Colby Parkinson ‘is going to be a factor’



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