The Seattle Seahawks have seen significant turnover at the tight end position this season, with second year man Will Dissly lost to a torn Achilles tendon in the team's Week 6 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Nick Vannett traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Jacob Hollister emerging as a legitimate threat after his promotion from the practice squad.
Luke Willson also returned to the Hawks for the first time since 2017, after spending 2018 with the Detroit Lions and training camp this year with the Oakland Raiders. During all of that churn over the past 11 weeks, Ed Dickson has sat patiently on injured reserve, waiting to make his return. That wait is now over, as is another wait that fans hoped would end soon.
The #Seahawks have activated TE Ed Dickson and waived CB Jamar Taylor. Seattle will have a new starting nickel CB moving forward.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) November 20, 2019
The Seahawks have played more base defense this season than any other team in the league, in part because they have a highly talented corps of linebackers and in part because they had Jamar Taylor manning the nickel corner spot. Many fans have been calling for Taylor's benching or release, and can now happily begin speculating about who will take over in the nickel going forward.