The Seahawks made a roster move ahead of Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams, placing receiver Dee Eskridge on injured reserve. To add depth at receiver, Phillip Dorsett II was elevated off of the practice squad.
Eskridge, a second-round pick in this year's draft, left Seattle's Week 1 game with a concussion, and has missed the past three games. Eskridge had already been ruled out of Thursday's game prior to this roster move. Eskridge will now have to miss at least three more games, including Thursday's, before being eligible to return.
Asked Wednesday about Eskridge's injury after he was ruled out, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, "It's not a setback, he was just trying to get back. He had to do work to see where he was, then the work gave us more information. So we're still waiting for him to clear totally in all aspects. We're being really careful with this and really want to make sure we look after him, so we're going to be patient and work our way through it. It's unfortunate, but obviously he had a real serious concussion and it's taken some extra time than maybe some of the normal ones, if there's such thing as a normal concussion."
Dorsett, who signed with the Seahawks last year as a free agent, then missed the entire 2020 season with a foot injury, returned to Seattle as a member of the practice squad last week. Carroll said last week after Dorsett's first few practices that the speedy receiver would be pushing for playing time soon.
"He jumped right back out here," Carroll said Friday. "He's had a couple of great days here. We're really happy to see him. He's really fast, as always. He does pick up our stuff really quickly, because he's got the background with us. It won't take him another week before he's competing with our guys for playtime and trying to get up on the game field."
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