Engram, a former 2nd round pick in the 1996 draft out of Penn State, was selected by the Chicago Bears, and had his best season playing for the Seattle Seahawks back in 2007 when he had over 1,100 yards receiving. Having spent a number of years in Seattle, Engram is familiar with new president Mike Holmgren.
During his 14-year career Engram has 650 receptions for 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns. He has also started 113 games during that period.
This move comes as a bit of shock, because all off-season Holmgren kept insisting that there is enough talent at the wide receiver spot on the roster. To be 100% completely honest, I forgot that Engram was even in the league anymore. However, if I had to take a guess, I’d say this signing is more of an insurance policy than anything else – I think the only player who has to be worried about losing a job is Chansi Stucky – that is, if Engram even makes the team.