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.
Seahawks TE Nick Vannett had an obvious highlight with the third-down catch and then the touchdown on the first drive.
But HC Pete Carroll also raved about the play of Will Dissly, the fourth-round pick from Washington, who had two catches for 19 yards but more importantly has shown the team what it hoped he would in the blocking department.
Dickson is our highest-rated Seattle TE (No. 27 TE), but as the story said, there is no planned return at this point for him. Vannett is next up and is our No. 49 ranked TE, but the TE position for the Seahawks isn't expected to be anything more than a TE2 value when Dickson takes over.