Seahawks tight end Will Dissly’s season is apparently over. The Seahawks placed the 5th year pro on the injured reserve. The Seahawks have two regular season games remaining and are fighting for a possible NFC wild-card berth. The injury which Dissly suffered in the Seahawk’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Saturday occurred when Dissly was having his best year as a pro.
Dissly finishes the regular season with career highs in receptions (34) and yards ( 349) and three touchdowns Dissly ‘s other important role with the team was on special teams.
OPPORTUNITY FOR CRAWFORD
Dissly’s vacated 53-man roster spot was filled by cornerback Xavier Crawford who was signed from the practice squad. Crawford was a 2019 fifth-round draft pick who was signed to the practice squad earlier this season. Crawford has appeared in five games this season all on the special team’s unit.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN
The loss of Dissly will be a blow to the offense because of his blocking abilities. Colby Parkinson and starter Noah Fant have far better pass-catching abilities but neither one can block as well as Dissly. Dissly’s absence will also be felt on special teams. Crawford will need to fill the void. His 48 snaps on Special Teams mean that he has experience understands the terminology and should fit right in
OTHER ROSTER MOVES
On Monday the Seahawks place Joey Blount on injured reserve and announced they signing of safety Steven Parker to the practice squad. Parker has appeared in 31 games in the past four seasons after being undrafted in 2018.