Seattle has six tight ends on its roster heading into camp — fewer than it usually has, which is likely in large part because of Fant. Those six are: Will Dissly, Ed Dickson, Jacob Hollister, Nick Vannett, Tyrone Swoopes and Justin Johnson, the latter an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State.
When I did a 53-man roster projection following minicamp, I kept three tight ends — Dissly, Vannett and Hollister.
Bob Condotta is the author and believes Dissly, who we have as the highest ranked Seattle TE, could end up on the PUP list to start camp and added the team will be patient with him and his patellar tendon injury. Hollister was acquired in a deal with the Patriots and the team seems high on him because of his speed. The story said Dickson will be 32 at the start of camp and the team could save $3.55 million by releasing him.