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Thursday Round-Up: Michael Dickson Named To CBS Sports' Preseason All-NFL Team 

With the 2023 season preparing to kick off, CBS Sports acknowledges standout Seattle punter Michael Dickson.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, August 31 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Michael Dickson Named To CBS Sports' Preseason All-NFL Team

There are three phases to the game of football - offense, defense and special teams. A big puzzle piece to the Seahawks' success in recent years has been punter Michael Dickson. As the Australia native prepares for Year 6 in his NFL journey, Cody Benjamin and the CBS Sports team rank Dickson as the top vote-getter at the position for their 2023 Preseason All-NFL team.

In the 2018 draft, Seattle selected Dickson with the No. 149 selection, and he went on to become the first punter since Dave Hatcher (1985) to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Dickson would also take home 2018 first-team All-Pro honors, averaging 48.5 yards per punt with 28 kicks inside-the-20-yard-line. Over the course of his five seasons in Seattle, Dickson has averaged 47.6 yards per punt with 156 kicks inside-the-20 and just 8 percent of his punts being ruled a touchback. In 2022, Dickson averaged 48.5 yards per punt, the second-highest total of his career.

And for the CBS Sports' 2023 preseason All-NFL team, Benjamin and nine other members of the CBS Sports staff voted on the top players at each position. Leading all vote-getters at the punter position, Dickson earned six votes. Benjamin breaks down why the league's best punter resides in the Pacific Northwest.

Michael Dickson (6)

Others receiving votes: Ryan Stonehouse (2), A.J. Cole (1)

The Seahawks' sixth-year veteran has topped 48 yards per punt three different times, while never booting less than 33% of his punts inside opposing teams' 20-yard lines. Consistency matters at this spot, and he's demonstrated just that.

2023 is another opportunity for the Seahawks to prove they've found the right puzzle pieces to build a championship contender. While his contributions are incremental to Seattle's team success, the new year brings about another opportunity for Dickson to prove he's unarguably the league's best.

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