Seahawks tight end Ed Dickson underwent knee surgery and Seattle is “hoping” for a four-to-five week recovery, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters, including Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (Twitter link).
Given Dickson’s recovery timeline, he’s likely to miss at least one regular season game, but complications could potentially extend that timeframe. Starting tight end Nick Vannett will continue to see the bulk of Seattle’s tight end load, but 2018 fourth-round pick Will Dissly — who posted eight receptions and two touchdowns in four games before going down with a patellar tendon injury during his rookie campaign — could see more time. Trade acquisition Jacob Hollister, whom Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports has “been as impressive as anyone on the [Seahawks’] roster”, might also be in line for extra work.
Dickson signed a three-year, $10.7MM contract with the Seahawks last spring, but his 2018 debut was delayed by various injuries. After spending the first part of the year on the non-football injury list, Dickson was activated in October, and went on to post 12 receptions and three touchdowns in 10 appearances.
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