The Seahawks placed Parkinson (foot) on the active/non-football injury list Monday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Parkinson is recovering from a broken fifth metatarsal in his foot suffered back in June. The rookie fourth-round pick will integrate himself into a crowded tight end room when healthy, so the Seahawks could feel comfortable enough to take a cautious approach with his recovery.
Parkinson underwent surgery June 2 after suffering a broken fifth metatarsal in his foot during an offseason workout, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Per the report, the 2020 fourth-rounder has been in Seattle rehabbing the injury. While a precise timetable for Parkinson's return to action has not been established, it's possible that the tight end will miss time early on this season. The Seahawks also roster Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister, so even when he is ready to play, Parkinson doesn't appear to have a clear path to steady targets as a rookie.
The Seahawks selected Parkinson in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 133rd overall.
Parkinson (6-foot-7, 252) was a reasonably productive player at Stanford, but his prospect profile has some concerning details. Namely, it's not great when a player is one of the tallest at his position while still weighing less than average. It makes him a big target for defenders to get their hands on, and it leaves him with a relatively low BMI for generating anchor leverage. Parkinson's athleticism otherwise grades as average with a 4.77-second 40-yard dash. It's difficult to imagine Parkinson playing much with Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister already on the roster. Indeed, look for Parkinson to be healthy scratch much of the time in 2020.