Seahawks TE Colby Parkinson to miss time once again with injured foot
For the second year in a row, promising young Seahawks tight end Colby Parkinson will miss time with an injured foot.
Parkinson, who was a fourth-round draft pick of Seattle’s in 2020, suffered a broken foot during offseason training and was limited to just six games and two catches for 16 yards during his rookie campaign.
On Friday, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that the big 6-foot-7 tight end out of Stanford injured that same foot around the same spot and that he’s expected to miss time. Seattle’s first preseason game is this Saturday in Las Vegas against the Raiders.
“It’s going to be a bit,” Carroll said. (H/T ESPN’s Brady Henderson)
Carroll later said that Parkinson and the Seahawks are looking for “multiple opinions” on the injury, and that Parkinson is “way better off” with the injury than he was a year ago.
“It’s really disappointing because he was having a fantastic camp and we really had hopes that he had a role, he’d fit in and he was looking like it,” Carroll said. ” … He sparked really early, so we’ll look forward to him coming back.”
Last year, even if Parkinson had been healthy, it was unlikely he would have played much as the Seahawks had four veteran tight ends on the roster in Greg Olsen, Jacob Hollister, Will Dissly and Luke Willson. Of those four, only Dissly is back in Seattle and he and Parkinson were teamed with Gerald Everett, a free-agent signing, as the top three tight ends on the roster heading into the regular season.
With Parkinson potentially starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the second year in a row, that leaves 2020 undrafted rookie free agents Tyler Mabry, Dom Wood-Anderson and Cam Sutton as the other three tight ends on Seattle’s roster behind Everett and Dissly.
In other injury news, Carroll told reporters that second-round receiver D’Wayne Eskridge (toe) and running back Travis Homer (calf) should come off the PUP list next week.