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Seahawks Place TE Will Dissly On Injured Reserve; Sign CB Xavier Crawford Off Practice Squad

The Seahawks placed starting tight end Will Dissly on injured reserve Tuesday.


The Seahawks will be without starting tight end Will Dissly as they close out the regular season trying to earn a playoff bid. Dissly was placed on injured reserve after suffering what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called a knee contusion in Saturday's game in Kansas City.

"He got banged on the knee, he's got a contusion that he's dealing with," Carroll said Monday on his weekly radio show on Seattle Sports 710 AM. "So we've got to figure what that's all about."

The Seahawks signed cornerback Xavier Crawford off the practice squad to fill the open spot on the 53-man roster, a move that should provide special teams depth with safety Joey Blount going on injured reserve Monday.

Additionally, the Seahawks signed safety Steven Parker to the practice squad.

Dissly finishes the regular season with a career highs in receptions (34) and yards (349), and had three receiving touchdowns while also being an important part of the running game and a key contributor on special teams.

Crawford, a 2019 fifth-round pick who signed to Seattle's practice squad earlier this year, has appeared in five games this season, playing 48 snaps on special teams. Parker, who went undrafted out of Oklahoma in 2018, appeared in 31 games over the past four seasons with the Dolphins, Cowboys and Giants, including four starts in 2019 with Miami when he recorded two interceptions, three passes defensed and 20 tackles in 14 games.

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