Unfortunately for Ed Dickson and the Seahawks, the veteran tight end's return to the 53-man roster was a very brief one.
Just two days after being activated from injured reserve, Dickson was put back on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his 2019 season before it ever had a chance to get going.
Needing depth at tight end with Will Dissly also on IR and with Luke Willson's status in question due to a hamstring injury, the Seahawks promoted Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad to take Dickson's place on the 53-man roster.
Dickson, who also opened last year on injured reserve before appearing in the final 10 games of the season, had knee surgery in August that kept him from being ready for the start of the regular season. After opening the year on IR, Dickson returned practice ahead of Seattle's Week 9 game, but was only added to the 53-man roster on Wednesday. After practicing Wednesday, Dickson did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury.
Swoopes, who first signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie out of Texas in 2017, made the switch from quarterback in college to tight end in the NFL, spending his rookie season on the practice squad before earning a promotion to the 53-man roster for the final game of the season.
Swoopes also appeared in one game in 2018, starting Seattle's win over the Raiders in London and catching one pass for 23 yards, a play that set up a Seahawks touchdown. Swoopes re-signed with Seattle after the 2018 season, but landed on injured reserve during training camp before eventually being waived from IR with an injury settlement. He signed to the practice squad in October not long after Dissly was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.
The Seahawks and the Eagles will meet this Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field for the twelfth week of the 2019 season. Take a look back at photos from past games between the two teams.