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Top D'Wayne Eskridge News

  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Drawing closer to game action

    Eskridge (hamstring) won't play in Thursday's preseason contest versus the Bears, but the wide receiver is close to gaining clearance for game action, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

    Eskridge missed time during mandatory minicamp back in June due to a hamstring injury which lingered into training camp. He made an appearance at practice last Wednesday, albeit without pads or a helmet, but he was seen catching passes in full uniform during individual drills at Tuesday's session, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. Eskridge will have one more chance to make an appearance during the exhibition schedule on Friday, Aug. 26 at Dallas.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Doubtful to play against Steelers

    Eskridge (hamstring) isn't anticipated to suit up for Saturday's preseason opener against the Steelers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    Eskridge has been working his way back from a hamstring injury he suffered in June, so this news shouldn't be of great surprise given the 25-year-old has been limited all throughout camp. In 10 games played as a rookie, Eskridge accounted for 64 yards and one touchdown on 10 catches. The second-year receiver is slated to compete for Seattle's No. 4 receiver spot with Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and Bo Melton.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Practicing without pads

    Eskridge (hamstring) went through drills without a helmet Wednesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    It's an encouraging sign for Eskridge, who has displayed some vulnerability to the injury bug since he was drafted in the second round of the 2021 draft. It would be somewhat surprising to see him suit up for Seattle's preseason opener Saturday considering he still hasn't put his pads on this season, but he'll be one of the top candidates for reps behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf once he returns to action in earnest.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Getting close to return

    Coach Pete Carroll said Eskridge (hamstring) is drawing closer to a return to practice, but there's a chance the second-year wide receiver may not play during the preseason, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    It's no surprise the Seahawks are being extra cautious with Eskridge after he sat out seven games last year due to a concussion that he suffered Week 1 and then showed up in the injury report Week 15 due to a foot issue. Overall, he was limited to 183 offensive snaps, 20 targets and four carries in 10 appearances. Even if he reaches 100 percent during exhibition season, Eskridge may not suit up until the regular-season opener.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Still bothered by hamstring injury

    Eskridge (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    Head coach Pete Carroll said the team was being cautious because Eskridge's hamstring tightened up after the start of practice, but this isn't a new issue. Eskridge sat portions out of OTAs in early June with a hamstring injury, as well. This will be a pivotal training camp for the 2021 second-round pick, as he caught just 10 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown as a rookie. Eskridge will need to get healthy quickly and have a strong showing in the preseason to unseat Freddie Swain from the No. 3 wideout role.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Sidelined with hamstring injury

    Head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that Eskridge missed part of mandatory minicamp due to a hamstring injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Every rep matters for Eskridge, who is hoping to prove himself this offseason after an underwhelming rookie campaign where he missed seven games with a concussion and finished with 10 receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. The 2021 second-round pick will aim to get back on the field Tuesday when the Seahawks finish their offseason program with a three-day session. Eskridge is primarily competing against Freddie Swain and rookie Bo Melton (hamstring) for the No. 3 wideout spot, though there could be a significant opportunity ahead if DK Metcalf's (foot) contract negotiations fall through.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Dismal rookie season

    Eskridge posted 10 receptions (20 targets) for 64 yards and a touchdown and four rushes for 59 yards over 10 games during his 2021 season.

    Eskridge missed seven games with a concussion and played more than 50 percent of the offensive snaps just once, averaging 18.9 snaps per game. The rookie second-round pick basically split the Seahawks' No. 3 wideout snaps with Freddie Swain, and neither player managed to distinguish himself. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he expects Eskridge to be "a really impactful player" next year. Carroll will need to be creative to get Eskridge involved considering Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf handle the bulk of the passing-game work, but Eskridge has shown flashes in the run game. He'll likely be viewed as a late-round sleeper next season.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Flashes on end-around

    Eskridge caught one of three targets for seven yards and rushed once for 30 yards in Sunday's 51-29 win over the Lions.

    Eskridge was relatively quiet all game until about two minutes left in the fourth quarter when the rookie took an end-around 30 yards and fell a half-yard short of the end zone. Still, it's disappointing that he couldn't get seriously involved until garbage time. Eskridge will look to finish his first NFL season strong Week 18 against the Cardinals.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Reels in two passes

    Eskridge caught two of three targets for 10 yards and rushed once for seven yards in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears.

    The rookie second-round pick has struggled to get involved on offense this season, as he missed seven games with a concussion and has played more than 50 percent of the offensive snaps just once. He's worth holding onto in dynasty because of the draft capital used to bring him in, but Eskridge isn't dependable in redraft leagues.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Catchless on four targets

    Eskridge didn't catch any of his four targets in Tuesday's 20-10 loss to the Rams.

    Eskridge handled his biggest snap share of the season (70 percent), largely because Tyler Lockett (illness) missed the game while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The rookie second-round pick has played in only seven games this season, recording just seven receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Returns to full practice

    Eskridge (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

    After all of Eskridge, DK Metcalf (foot/back) and Freddie Swain (ankle) were withheld from Seattle's first two practices of Week 15, the trio cleared up any concern about their availability for Seattle's upcoming game against the Rams by taking every rep during Friday's session. Even with the NFL announcing that the Seahawks-Rams matchup would be pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Los Angeles organization, Seattle could still be without wideout Tyler Lockett (illness), who continues to experience symptoms after testing positive for the virus Thursday. If Lockett isn't cleared to play, Swain, Eskridge and Penny Hart would likely be in store for more reps alongside Metcalf.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Dealing with foot injury

    Eskridge (foot) did not practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

    Eskridge out-snapped Freddie Swain (ankle) in Week 14, but neither wideout was able to practice Wednesday. Seattle will host two more practice sessions before making decisions about availability for Sunday's road divisional matchup in Los Angeles.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Doesn't practice Thursday

    Eskridge (foot) was a non-participant at practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

    All of DK Metcalf (foot/back), Freddie Swain (ankle/personal) and Eskridge haven't stepped on the field during Week 15 prep, while Seattle placed Tyler Lockett (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Friday's injury report may reveal who potentially may be available for Sunday's game at the Chargers, but for the time being Penny Hart is the only healthy wide receiver on the Seahawks' active roster.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Usage rising

    Eskridge failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Texans.

    Eskridge recorded a season-high 49 percent snap share Sunday, out-snapping Freddie Swain (44 percent) for the first time this year. Unfortunately, the rookie couldn't capitalize on the opportunity. His usage is encouraging, especially in dynasty formats, but he has a long way to go before fantasy managers can rely on him on a weekly basis. Eskridge has recorded seven receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown through six games.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Scores first NFL touchdown

    Eskridge caught all three of his targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 win over the 49ers.

    The rookie saw the same target volume as Freddie Swain, his competition for the No. 3 wideout role, but Eskridge made a bigger impact by catching a seven-yard TD toss from Russell Wilson late in the third quarter. It was the first touchdown of Eskridge's career, and he could be earning Wilson's trust heading into a Week 14 tilt against the Texans.

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  • Seahawks' Dee Eskridge: Hauls in two passes

    Eskridge caught two passes on three targets for 10 yards in Monday's 17-15 loss to Washington. He also returned two kicks for 54 yards.

    The rookie second-round pick suited up for the fourth time this season, recording 13 of 47 possible offensive snaps (28 percent). Eskridge is still getting his feet wet after missing seven games with a concussion, but he appears to be far behind Freddie Swain (66 percent snap share) in the battle for the No. 3 receiver spot. However, Eskridge may continue to contribute as a returner because DeeJay Dallas -- the team's typical kick returner -- is now the primary backup to Alex Collins at running back due to a slew of injuries in Seattle's backfield.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Winona, MS
Age: 25
School: W. Michigan
Experience: 2