When Mike Shanahan announced at the beginning of training camp that Mike Sellers would be moved to tight end, it looked like the end of the road for the 11-year veteran. The Redskins were set three deep at tight end with Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, and Loan Paulsen. Two younger players, Darrel Young and Keiland Williams, moved into the fullback spot and it looked like Sellers would end up on the outside looking in.
Now, Sellers may—just may—be getting another chance.
He was spotted working with the running backs during the media portion of practice on Monday and when asked about, Mike Shanahan confirmed that Sellers was being given some work at fullback.
Shanahan said that Sellers would not be giving up any of his other responsibilities. “He has to be ready to play fullback in the second half and also the tight end and H-back position and play special teams as well,” he said.
There could be one of two things going on here. Maybe the Redskins are looking to save a roster spot and they want to see if Sellers can be a Swiss Army Knife and fill a number of reserve positions.
Or, they could be helping Sellers out by giving him a chance to showcase his versatility to the other 31 teams in the league. That could help his chances of getting picked up by another team should the Redskins decide to release him.