Sean McGrath was out of football in 2014 as he decided to retire, but he's attempting to make a comeback this season. He was a late free agent signing by the Indianapolis Colts and looks to earn a spot on their team at the tight end position.
McGrath (6-5, 247 pounds) signed as an undrafted free agent out of Henderson State in 2012 with the Seattle Seahawks. In his rookie year, he played in two games for the Seahawks. After that season, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he played all 16 games in 2013 (starting nine) and caught 26 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 11.6 yards per catch. He seemed to be a bit of a fan favorite in Kansas City, but he failed to report to training camp in 2014 for what was revealed to be personal reasons (his agent said that McGrath was concerned he "no longer had the spark" to play football), and he was out of football for the entire 2014 season. He un-retired earlier this offseason, however, was released from the Chiefs, and eventually signed with the Colts to compete during the final stretch of their offseason program.
After a year away from the game, it will be tough for McGrath to make the Colts' roster, but when he played in 2013 for the Chiefs he did a solid job. With the Colts, they already have one of the league's top tight end duos in Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener, as well as blocking tight end Jack Doyle, who figures to occupy the third tight end spot. Guys like Erik Swoope and Justin Sinz are also looking to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster that might include only three to four players at the position, so it will be a tough battle for Sean McGrath to win. But if he can come back and continue to develop and not show signs of his year away, then perhaps he can make an interesting push for a job.