Seahawks news: Pete Carroll says Ed Dickson will play after Week 11 bye
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Ed Dickson will play after Week 11 bye

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The Seattle Seahawks are expecting to have tight end Ed Dickson available to play after the team’s Week 11 bye, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.

Dickson spent the first part of the season on the sidelines after undergoing minor knee surgery back in August. He was close to being activated for the team’s Week 10 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, but the team decided to hold him out through the bye.

It’s good news that the team is getting Dickson back because tight end Luke Willson is dealing with a ‘legit hamstring injury.’

“It’s not just a little cramp or something,’’ Carroll said of the injury, which held Willson out after halftime — he played 14 snaps before being hurt via the Seattle Times. “It showed up in the MRI testing of it. But it might be a couple weeks for him, we’ll just have to wait and see.”

The Seahawks have also found a hidden gem in Jacob Hollister who has been a tear since the team put him on the active roster.

“I think Jacob is going to be a tremendous asset for us going down there,’’ Carroll said Tuesday. “I don’t think this is any fluke or anything. He’s just a good football player. He’s learned well. It’s like you see the ability of Russell (Russell) and Tyler (Lockett) to fit so well together. It’s because they’re guys that just understand ball.”

If the team for some reason decided not to activate Dickson, they would have to keep him on the IR for the rest of the season.