The Seattle Seahawks are putting vast receiver Phillip Dorsett on injured reserve, a resource confirms to ESPN.
Dorsett has missed the Seahawks’ 1st two games with a sore foot that he experienced been working with extensive prior to signing a one-year, least-wage deal with Seattle in March. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Dorsett would not play this week towards the Dallas Cowboys.
In every of the first two months of the time, Dorsett was a confined participant on Wednesday and Thursday then failed to practice Friday.
“We are searching to figure out how to function this out,” he reported. “We need to have to give him a split to make sure that his foot is healed and back again. He tried using to get back again [last] 7 days to engage in in this earlier activity and could not do it, so we have to give him extra time than that …”
A new rule in 2020 means Dorsett only has to invest a minimum amount of 3 months on wounded reserve. The Seahawks have a bye in Week 6 immediately after their games from Dallas, the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. That helps make Dorsett eligible to return in 7 days 7, a Thursday night recreation in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals.
The NFL Network initial reported that Dorsett was heading to IR.
The 27-calendar year-previous Dorsett was a initial-spherical pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. He was competing with David Moore to be Seattle’s No. 3 wide receiver driving Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf but was in and out of apply owing to his sore foot.
The Seahawks are filling one particular of their a few open roster places by selling defensive back Linden Stephens from their apply squad, a resource confirms to ESPN. Stephens, who can engage in nickelback, was on the Seahawks’ original 53-man roster after a powerful education camp but was waived the subsequent day.
Seattle’s a few open up roster spots come from Dorsett, linebacker Bruce Irvin and nickelback Marquise Blair on IR. Offensive lineman Kyle Fuller is a applicant to fill yet another place now that he is served his two-video game suspension.