The Seahawks will release Dickson, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports. The team is also reportedly letting safety Tedric Thompson go, with the pair of moves combining to save Seattle $5.3 million in salary cap space. A knee injury derailed Dickson's 2019 season, but if he can prove that he's moved past the issue, the 32-year-old could catch on with another team looking to add tight end depth.
Dickson (knee) could be cut after the Seahawks signed Greg Olsen on Tuesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. The Seahawks now have Olsen and Will Dissly (Achilles) under contract for 2020, and Jacob Hollister, who will be a restricted free agent in March, is also likely in the team's plans for next season. Dickson spent 2019 on injured reserve and only played 10 games in 2018, posting 12 catches for 143 yards and three scores that year. The Seahawks would save $3 million against the salary cap by cutting Dickson.
The Seahawks placed Dickson (knee) on injured reserve Friday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports. Dickson's time in Seattle has been monopolized by stays on IR, as he's making his third visit in a Seahawks uniform in two seasons. In 2019, he landed on the list after undergoing knee surgery in early August but made enough progress in practice the past few weeks to be activated to the 53-man roster Wednesday. Unfortunately for Dickson, he seems to have suffered a setback and didn't practice Thursday, forcing him back to injured reserve. As a corresponding move, the team promoted Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad to back up Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson (hamstring).
The Seahawks are expected to move Dickson (knee) back to injured reserve, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. After undergoing knee surgery in early August, Dickson embarked on a lengthy recovery that included spending most of the season on IR. Upon the Seahawks activating Dickson on Wednesday, coach Pete Carroll expected the veteran tight end to retain a role in the offense, but apparently he spoke to soon. Per Fowler, Seattle remains concerned about Dickson's health, but an official move has yet to occur. Assuming Dickson goes back to injured reserve, the TE room will be down to Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson (hamstring) on the Seahawks' 53-man roster.
Dickson (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Activated from IR on Wednesday, Dickson was expected to be a part of the game plan for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, per Liz Mathews of USA Today. "He's going to play a regular load if the week works out fine," coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday. "He should be ready to go." Clearly, something didn't "work out fine" with Dickson's knee, unless the Seahawks are exercising caution with the veteran tight end. Carroll won't speak to the media again until Friday, at which point he may add some clarity to the situation.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||4||5.13|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|3 Year Avg||20||14||193||1||10||13.79||25|