Seahawks TE Will Dissly will undergo surgery to repair his torn Achilles on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dissly is done for 2019 but "should be good to go for 2020," per Rapoport. Returning from an Achilles injury is a tough task -- but Dissly came back this year from a torn patellar tendon, an even tougher injury. We'll track his progress this offseason.
Seahawks TE Will Dissly injured his left leg in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game in Cleveland and had to be helped off the field by a couple of trainers. Dissly missed most of last season with a right knee injury. We'll update his status when we learn more.
Update: The injury is to Dissly's Achilles and he's been ruled out for the game. This is likely a season-ender.
The Seahawks have traded TE Nick Vannett to the Steelers. This would seem to hint at real concern over TE Vance McDonald's shoulder injury, although NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears McDonald "won't have an extended absence." We'll monitor the situation, but Vannett isn't worth adding to fantasy rosters right now. The bigger impact comes in Seattle, where TE Will Dissly should see a boost in playing time. Vannett had played 39% of Seattle's offensive snaps and run a route on 42% of Russell Wilson's drop backs through 3 weeks. Corresponding numbers for Dissly: 55% and 47%. Both numbers should climb significantly going forward. Dissly has worked his way into the TE1 discussion.
Seahawks TE Will Dissly injured his right knee in the 2nd half of Sunday's opener against the Bengals. That's the same knee in which Dissly tore the patellar tendon last September. It's unclear if this is related, but we should learn more over the next 24 hours.
Seahawks TE Will Dissly took part in team drills on Saturday for the 1st time since tearing his patellar tendon last September. It looks like he's on track to be ready for the 2019 opener, barring a setback. Dissly exploded for a 3-105-1 line in his NFL debut last year and then hit pay dirt again in Week 2. Seattle didn't make any noteworthy additions at TE this offseason, so the former 4th-rounder has every chance to emerge as the team's primary pass-catching TE. He's an interesting late-round flier in fantasy drafts.
Seahawks TE Will Dissly tore his patellar tendon in Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is done for the year, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dissly flashed some surprising big-play ability in his abbreviated rookie season and is worth stashing in dynasty leagues. His absence leaves Nick Vannett as Seattle's top TE.