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Seahawks re-sign Jaron Brown, place Ed Dickson on injured reserve

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On Monday morning, the Seahawks made a transaction we long expected, and brought back a player following a release that nobody had expected.

Wide receiver Jaron Brown, released over the weekend, was re-signed by Seattle and will presumably step back into the starting role he was expected to fill in his second season with the team. To make room for Brown, tight end Ed Dickson was placed on injured reserve. The veteran tight end will be eligible to return to the 53-man roster after eight games.

In his first season with the Seahawks, Brown caught 14 passes for 166 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. In a young, and currently banged up, receiving corps, Brown is expected to feature more than the 33 percent of snaps he played last year on offense.

Dickson underwent knee surgery in the middle of training camp, with Pete Carroll expressing hope at the time it would be just a month long recovery. Our own John P. Gilbert explained why it created a difficult scenario for Seattle, and that proved true over the weekend with the Seahawks being forced to do some odd roster maneuvering.

Brown ended up being a victim of that maneuvering, but as of Monday, he’s back on the roster and expected to play a big part in Seattle’s passing attack in 2019.