The Seahawks made two moves on Tuesday, released veteran Ed Dickson and waived safety Tedric Thompson.
Colorado’s fourth-round player Thompson started six games in free safety last season. However, his season was interrupted by a shoulder injury that put him in the injured reserve. Thompson started in 10 of 14 games in 2018 and took a star role after Earl Thomas landed on an injured reserve with a leg injury. Over three seasons, Thompson started 16 games and recorded 80 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble, and five defended passes.
The addition of Quandre Diggs over a mid-season trade last year, the selection of Marquise Blair and Ugo Amadi in last year’s draft, and the presence of veterans like Bradley McDougald, Lano Hill and Thompson created a deep and competitive security group.
Dickson, a 1
Dickson missed the first six games of the 2018 season due to a knee injury and then played in the last 10, scoring 12 passes for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns. Dickson opened the season with an injured reserve in 2019 and should then return in October. Unfortunately, his return to training was short-lived as Dickson returned to the injured reserve later that week.
The Seahawks increased their close bottom depth earlier this season by signing triple pro bowler Greg Olsen, a former Dickson teammate in Carolina.