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.
Dickson (knee), who was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, is expected to figure into the Seahawks' game plan this weekend versus the Eagles, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports. "He's going to play a regular load if the week works out fine," Carroll said. "He should be ready to go. Weight's in a good spot. He looks like he's in good shape. He won't play the whole game because we'll be moving guys in and out. We expect him to play a regular role."
Carroll didn't offer many particulars regarding what exactly a "regular load" looks like for Dickson, but if the tight end's usage last season is any indication, he'll be in store for double-digit snaps and a couple targets in the passing game. The bigger question is how significantly Dickson will cut into the workload of Jacob Hollister, who has emerged as a key piece in the Seattle offense in recent weeks. Hollister, who is coming off a career-best performance in the Nov. 11 win over the 49ers (eight catches for 62 yards and a touchdown), still probably represents a safer fantasy option than Dickson for at least this week.
The Seahawks activated Dickson (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Dickson has completed his recovery from knee surgery undertaken in early August, which necessitated a stay on IR. It's unclear if he'll start immediately, but with Luke Willson's (hamstring) health in question, Dickson only has to contend with Jacob Hollister for tight end reps at the moment. Dickson's first chance to suit up this season arrives Sunday at Philadelphia.
Coach Pete Carroll said Dickson (knee) should be activated from IR before Sunday's game against the Eagles, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Dickson was ready to play before Seattle's bye, but the team opted to provide the veteran tight end additional rest. The opportunity for Dickson is even better now, though, as Luke Willson suffered a hamstring injury during Week 10's win over the 49ers and isn't expected to play Sunday. Thus, Dickson should fill into the No. 2 role behind Jacob Hollister -- who is the undisputed No. 1 tight end. Dickson shouldn't have any major limitations as he returns to action considering he's been practicing since Oct. 30. The 32-year-old carries touchdown-dependent fantasy upside after posting 12 receptions and three scores over 10 games with Seattle last season.
Dickson (knee) will be activated from IR before Week 12's game against the Eagles, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks almost activated Dickson for this past Sunday's win over the 49ers, but they chose to hold off another week. He'll now get additional recovery time over the team's upcoming bye and return Nov. 24. Dickson could immediately have a role in the offense behind Jacob Hollister, as Luke Willson (hamstring) looks like he may be facing a long-term absence.
Dickson (knee) was not activated from injured reserve Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Despite reports indicating Dickson was ready to play, the Seahawks have yet to actually activate their veteran tight end, saving the potential roster move until Sunday. Dickson is unlikely to jump ahead of Luke Willson (ribs) or Jacob Hollister on the depth chart were he to return, particularly after a two-touchdown outing from Hollister last week.
Coach Pete Carroll said Dickson (knee) is ready to play in Monday's game against the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Dickson returned to practice last Wednesday but wasn't removed from injured reserve before Sunday's 40-34 win over Tampa Bay. It sounds like he'll come off IR this week, though he won't necessarily have a significant role in the Seattle offense. Luke Willson's progress recovering from a rib injury will also be a factor.
Dickson (knee) was not activated off injured reserve ahead of Saturday's deadline and is not eligible to play Sunday against Tampa Bay, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Dickson made his official return to practice Wednesday but was not activated to the 53-man roster ahead of Saturday's 4 PM ET deadline to do so. Seattle will instead roll with a combination of Luke Willson and Jacob Hollister at tight end for another game.
Dickson (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve after he took part in practice Wednesday, Greg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Coach Pete Carroll said last week he expected Dickson to return to practice this week and play Sunday against the Buccaneers, and the first part of his expectation now has come true. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in August, so there's no guarantee he'll be able to go full speed immediately. The Seahawks will have until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to decide whether to activate Dickson for Sunday's game.
Coach Pete Carroll confirmed that he expects Dickson (knee) to resume practicing next Wednesday in preparation for making his season debut Week 9 against the Buccaneers, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports. "Ed is working really well, he's going to come back next week," Carroll said. "I think next week is his first chance back. He's practicing next week. Based on what I'm seeing, he's going to be practicing to play. That's pretty optimistic right now."
Carroll's assessments of his players' injuries haven't historically been especially reliable, but at the very least, the Seahawks seem adamant that Dickson will be one of the two players the team brings back from injured reserve this season. Dickson won't be officially designated for a return until he returns to practice, at which point the Seahawks would have up to 21 days to evaluate him for reinstatement to the 53-man roster. Assuming Dickson hits no snags in his recovery from knee surgery, he may only need one week of practice before providing the Seahawks with some reinforcement at tight end following the season-ending injury to top option Will Dissly (Achilles). Dickson caught 12 passes for 143 yards and three scores in his 10 games with Seattle in 2018.
Dickson (knee) will be eligible to return from injured reserve in two weeks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Dickson is recovering from knee surgery undergone in August. With Will Dissly (Achilles) having suffered a significant injury during Sunday's win over the Browns, Dickson could play a notable role in Seattle's offense when healthy.
Coach Pete Carroll is "concerned" Dickson may not be healthy enough to begin practicing in three weeks, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Dickson is currently on injured reserve and is eligible to begin practicing after Week 6, but he may be progressing slower than expected, although Carroll mentioned there hasn't been any setbacks. The veteran tight end will have a reserve role behind Will Dissly if he can return, and the earliest game will be Week 9 versus the Buccaneers.
Dickson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Coach Pete Carroll said before the third preseason contest that Dickson was still "a ways away" from being ready to return, so his placement on IR isn't a major surprise. The move came after Saturday's roster deadline, so the 32-year-old will be eligible to be activated after eight games.
Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Dickson (knee) is "still a ways" from retaking the field, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Dickson is in line to miss the entire preseason and appears a lock to miss regular-season time as he works his way back from knee surgery. Will Dissly and Nick Vannett will operate as Seattle's top options at tight end, and it remains to be seen what sort of role Dickson will play when back in action.
Dickson underwent knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss four to five weeks, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Dickson has been perpetually injured since joining the Seahawks in free agency last season. He now stands to miss the entire preseason, with a recovery timeline that will almost certainly stretch into the regular season. Will Dissly (knee) and Nick Vannett stand to benefit from increased reps in Dickson's absence.
Coach Pete Carroll relayed Dickson may require knee surgery in the near future, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. "It's one that's going to take us probably four or five weeks, maybe six weeks at the most [if surgery is needed]," Carroll said. "It's very minor, but we've got to figure out exactly how to get this done and the timing of it and all."
Dickson has been unable to shake the injury bug since landing in Seattle last year as a free agent. He kicked off the 2018 season on the non-football injury list as a result of a quad issue, and upon his return he put up 12 catches (on 13 targets) for 143 yards and three touchdowns in 10 contests. On this occasion, another injury may impact his availability at the beginning of the campaign. If he undergoes surgery, Dickson will almost certainly miss regular-season games, yielding TE reps to Will Dissly (knee) and Nick Vannett, among others.
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