Lions make TE swap, sign Sean McGrath and waive Wes Saxton

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions made a swap at the back of the tight end depth chart on Thursday, signing Sean McGrath and waiving Wes Saxton. 

A five-year veteran, McGrath has spent time with four franchises, including the past three years with the Los Angeles Chargers. The 6-foot-5, 259-pounder appeared in 31 games the past two seasons, including 11 starts, catching six passes for 71 yards. 

The Lions signed veteran tight end Sean McGrath on Thursday.

His best season came in 2013, with the Kansas City Chiefs, when he hauled in 26 balls for 302 yards and two scores. He briefly retired after that season, returning the next year. 

The Lions are in the midst of revamping their tight end room this offseason. The team released former first-round pick Eric Ebron in March and lost Darren Fells in free agency.

To fill the void, the Lions signed veterans Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo. Those two join second-year option Michael Roberts.