Reports: Seahawks retain TE Will Dissly on 3-year deal
Mar 14, 2022, 1:20 PM
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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said at the end of the season that Seattle’s focus would be to retain his players hitting free agency, and the Hawks certainly appear to be doing that as tight end Will Dissly becomes the fourth player to reportedly agree Monday to re-sign with Seattle.
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According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Dissly is staying with the Seahawks on a three-year deal worth up to $24 million.
Dissly appeared to confirm the news on Twitter.
— Will Dissly (@Will_Diss) March 14, 2022
The 25-year-old tight end has played his entire post-high school football career in Seattle. Dissly, a Montana native, played college ball for the University of Washington before the Seahawks drafted him in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The UW product started his NFL career with a bang, catching eight passes for 156 yards and two scores in his first four games as a rookie, but then tore his patellar tendon in that fourth game, ending his season early. He returned in 2019 and caught 23 passes for 262 yards and four scores in six games, but Dissly suffered another season-ending injury, this time a torn Achilles tendon.
Dissly has been fairly healthy since, though, appearing in 31 of a possible 33 regular season games between 2020 and 2021, catching a combined 45 passes for 482 yards and three touchdowns.
While his receiving numbers have dipped in recent years despite staying healthy, much of Dissly’s value comes as a run blocker, where he has excelled in the NFL just like did as a member of the Huskies.
With Dissly locked up through 2024, the Seahawks’ tight end room now has him, 2020 fourth-round pick Colby Parkinson and 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant, who comes to Seattle from Denver in the trade involving quarterback Russell Wilson. Dissly’s extension may also signal that Gerald Everett, Seattle’s No. 1 tight end in 2021, will likely play elsewhere in 2022.
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