Seahawks place TE Ed Dickson on IR, promote Tyrone Swoopes
Ed Dickson’s second season with the Seattle Seahawks was over nearly as soon as it began. The veteran was placed back on the injured reserve just two days after he was activated, meaning he will not play a single snap in the 2019 season.
The Seahawks recalled tight end Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad to take his place on the active roster. Swoopes will likely serve as the backup tight end behind Jacob Hollister, with Luke Willson (hamstring) not expected to suit up on Sunday against the Eagles.
Dickson missed the first six games of the 2018 season on the injured reserve before coming back and hauling in three touchdowns down the stretch. Seattle no doubt hoped for more of the same from the veteran in 2019, but a lingering knee injury never managed to resolve itself, ending his season and putting the 32-year-old’s career in jeopardy.
Swoopes originally joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2017, converting from quarterback to tight end. He has appeared in two games over the past two seasons, hauling in one reception.
Sunday will likely be his first game on the active roster in 2019, and he could see regular action for Seattle at least until Willson is healthy.
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