Seahawks sign former Panthers TE Ed Dickson

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Ed Dickson #84 of the Carolina Panthers fights for yardage against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on October 8, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – It looks like the Seattle Seahawks are beginning to fill in some of those roster holes.

The Seahawks have reached a deal with tight end Ed Dickson, according to reports from the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport. The Seahawks later Friday confirmed the signing of the tight end, who will turn 31 in July.

On the team website, the Seahawks said, “Dickson had one of his more productive years as a pass-catcher in 2017, gaining 437 yards on 30 catches while averaging a career-best 14.6 yards per catch. Dickson has been known as a quality blocking tight end throughout his career, and was Pro Football Focus’ top-ranked pass-blocking tight end in 2017.”

The Seahawks lost Jimmy Graham to Green Bay earlier this week, and Luke Willson has been making the rounds visiting teams during free agency.

Dickson spent four seasons each with the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers, racking up 178 catches for 1,985 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Rapoport reported that the deal is for three years, with a maximum value of $14 million.

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