Seattle continues to clear cap space. The Seahawks have released veteran tight end Ed Dickson, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The move comes shortly after Seattle cut safety Tedric Thompson to save cash as well. Rapoport notes that Dickson had been set to earn $3M in 2020, and the Seahawks will save “most of it” by cutting him. Dickson had a disappointing run in Seattle after signing a three-year, $10.7M deal in 2018. He missed the first six games of that season on the NFI list, and then missed all of last year with a knee injury.
Oddly, Dickson started last season on injured reserve, was activated in November, but was almost immediately placed back on IR without playing a game after he failed to recover from his knee injury. The circumstances of the knee issue were always a mystery, and it’s unclear if he’s now fully healthy.
A third-round pick of the Ravens back in 2010, Dickson has always been more of a blocker than a pass-catcher. He has had some reasonably productive years, catching 30 passes for 437 yards with the Panthers in 2017, his last healthy campaign. Set to turn 33 in July, he’ll likely struggle for much guaranteed money assuming he wants to keep playing.