Brown was released but quickly brought back to the roster and is expected to still see time in 2 WR sets, especially with Metcalf battling knee issues. Meanwhile, Dickson's move to IR makes Dissly and Vannett next up on the depth chart. No one is really a safe play outside of Lockett, however, and we first have to see how the rest of the targets shake out.
Will Dissly has practiced without much limitation and has regained the connection with Russell Wilson that was starting to become evident before he went down in Week 4 of his rookie season. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had one of the better compliments a player can get when he said of Dissly: "I am literally more at ease when he's out there."
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.
In Ed Dickson’s first game as a Seahawk, he responded with two catches for 54 yards. The first of those two receptions was a 12-yard touchdown that keyed Seattle’s 28-14 win over Detroit.
Dickson didn’t play until the third series, with the Seahawks wanting to ease him in. He hadn’t practiced with the team all season until this week. The story said It proved that Dickson can make the kind of big plays the Seahawks hoped for when he was signed to a three-year, $10.7 million contract in March to replace the departed Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson. Those in need of a fantasy TE option should keep an eye on Dickson.