Seahawks TE Will Dissly practiced with the team on Wednesday despite suffering a torn achilles tendon in Week 6 last year.
Dissly ran routes and caught passes in light drills as reporters watched from the sidelines. The Washington product has been productive on a per-game basis in what has been an injury-laden career to this point. Dissly has only finished eight regular season games in two seasons but has six career touchdowns and flashed great chemistry with Russell Wilson before going down last year. He will be eased into action and likely split snaps with Greg Olsen, but Dissly has sleeper appeal as a late-round tight end.
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that RB Chris Carson is away from the team dealing with a family matter.
Carroll did not provide details of the reason for Carson's absence. It is too early to sound the alarm on Carson for fantasy purposes, but his status in training camp is worth monitoring going forward. Carson is slated to assume the bellcow role in the Seattle backfield again in 2020 so any extended absence would open up substantial opportunity for Carlos Hyde, rookie DeeJay Dallas and sophomore Travis Homer. Former first-round pick Rashaad Penny (knee) lurks in the background but will likely start the year on reserve/PUP after undergoing surgery this offseason.
The 49ers are reportedly making "healthy progress" in finalizing a long-term contract extension for star TE George Kittle.
Bolder reports suggest that Kittle and the 49ers have already agreed to the framework of a six-year extension to be announced on Friday. Kittle's extension should come as no surprise as the Iowa product has blossomed into one of the premier players in all of the NFL over his first three seasons in the league. Kittle combines excellent pass-catching ability with otherworldly blocking in the run game, making him an irreplaceable piece of Kyle Shanahan's diverse offensive scheme. Kittle is an elite TE1 for fantasy purposes and can be drafted in the second round.