Dawson was waived by the Seahawks on Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
After being promoted from the practice squad, Dawson saw action in the final three games of the season for the Seahawks, recording three total tackles. The majority of his time was spent on special teams, which likely would be the case again if he resurfaces elsewhere in the league. Dawson could find himself stuck on a practice squad once again if he can't land a 53-man roster spot with another team prior to the regular season.
Dawson appeared in just three games during his first season with Seattle last season. It's unlikely the TCU product will take on any substantial role in 2018, but a reserve spot at outside linebacker seems probable at the moment.
Dawson's addition provides some much-needed depth at linebacker with K.J. Wright (concussion) and Bobby Wagner (hamstring) both uncertain to play Sunday against the Rams. Even if one or both players are sidelined, it's unlikely that Dawson would log substantial defensive snaps during the contest, as D.J. Alexander and Terence Garvin would be the more likely candidates to earn promotions into the starting lineup.
Dawson (arm) played on special teams in Friday's 27-10 preseason win over the Ravens.
Dawson appeared to be past the arm injury that had hindered him in practice early on in training camp. His lack of defensive snaps isn't a positive sign in terms of his odds of making the team. He spent last season on the team's practice squad and could be in line for another year as a depth option in 2017.