- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 25, 1987 (30)
- 9th Season
- 2010 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 70 (BAL)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised new tight end Ed Dickson's ability downfield as a pass catcher, even though Dickson has notoriously been known more for his blocking skills in his NFL career. "Ed is a good all-around blocker but he's a downfield catcher as well. He's a really good athlete. We've know him since he was a high school kid. Really fired up to get him to fit in. He's kind of been overshadowed with [Greg] Olsen there at the Panthers, but he's always been a productive football player and a really good all-around ballplayer," Carroll said. Dickson is entering his age-31 campaign and has never caught more than 54 passes in a season (his second year in 2011) or accumulated more than 528 yards or five touchdowns in a single year. While he's currently the team's best pass-catching weapon at tight end, Seattle could look to add help in the draft. Dickson could have games here and there where he produces decent numbers, but he shouldn't be looked at as anything more than a fantasy backup.
Free-agent tight end Ed Dickson is signing with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year deal worth $14 million maximum, with one year fully guaranteed, according to a source. With Jimmy Graham headed to Green Bay and Luke Willson likely moving on as well, Dickson effectively becomes the team's top tight end option. He had 30 catches for 437 yards and a touchdown in 2017 with Carolina, but most of his production came with Greg Olsen (foot) sidelined. The 30-year-old Dickson is known as more of a blocking tight end -- he blocked on over 50 percent of his snaps with the Panthers -- so his fantasy upside is limited.
The Seattle Seahawks are set to visit with free-agent tight end Ed Dickson, according to a source. With Jimmy Graham leaving for the Packers and Luke Willson also a free agent, the Seahawks are desperate for tight end help. Dickson had a decent season for Carolina in 2017, filling in for a large chunk of time with Greg Olsen (foot) injured, but he's more of a blocking tight end and would have limited upside if he becomes Seattle's main pass-catching tight end in 2018.