The Seahawks’ tight end group has experienced considerable turnover this year, but they will add a key veteran for the stretch run. Seattle activated Ed Dickson from IR Wednesday.
Dickson’s second Seahawks season has unfolded similarly to his first. Last year, he did not debut until late October after spending the first several weeks of the season on Seattle’s NFI list because of a quadriceps injury. A late-summer knee surgery sidelined Dickson this year, and he experienced a slower-than-anticipated recovery. But the second-year Seahawk will make another midseason debut after returning to practice late last month.
The 10th-year veteran will again return for a Seahawks team that’s lost Will Dissly for the season. They also traded Nick Vannett to the Steelers. Yet this year, the team has received production from trade acquisition Jacob Hollister. Dickson joins Hollister and Luke Willson as Seattle’s active-roster tight ends.
In his abbreviated 2018 season, Dickson caught 12 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns. The former Ravens and Panthers tight end has exceeded 300 receiving yards in just two seasons (2011, 2017). The 32-year-old vet is known more for his blocking, and this transaction will stand to help Seattle’s run game.
This is the second time the Seahawks have cut Taylor this year. They did so in August but brought him back before Week 2. He’s played a part-time role in his seventh NFL season, making 20 tackles in nine games as a backup. He will be available on the waiver wire.
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