Seahawks news: Seattle places Ed Dickson on injured reserve, re-signs Jaron Brown
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Report: Seahawks place Ed Dickson on injured reserve, re-signs Jaron Brown

Ed Dickson, Jaron Brown, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are making a couple of moves. The team is placing veteran tight end Ed Dickson on injured reserve and re-signing receiver Jaron Brown, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Seattle was probably planning on making these moves all along, but needed to wait a bit. Since they put Dickson on injured reserve after the initial cutdown to 53 players, he’ll be eligible to return this season. Brown was surprisingly cut over the weekend, but it appears to have just been a procedural move.

Since Brown is a vested veteran he wasn’t subjected to waivers, and so the Seahawks knew they’d be able to sign him right back once they freed up the roster spot.

Dickson, who is dealing with a knee injury, will have to miss at least the first eight games of the season. Dickson didn’t play a huge role as a pass-catcher in his first season with the Seahawks in 2018, reeling in only 12 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns.

In his absence, the Seahawks will be rolling with youngsters Will Dissly and Nick Vannett at tight end. The Seahawks are pretty banged up at receiver right now, which means Brown might play a large role at least early on.

Rookie second-round pick D.K. Metcalf is recovering from a knee injury and it’s been assumed that if he isn’t ready to go then Brown will be the team’s number two receiver for Week 1 opposite Tyler Lockett.

Brown didn’t get a ton of looks in his first year with the Seahawks last season, but he made the most of them.

On just 14 catches, he had five touchdowns.