This doesn’t come as a big surprise, as Seattle saves about $3 million by moving on from Dickson, who has been buried on the depth chart by other tight end additions by the team this offseason.
Dickson, 32, is a former third-round pick by the Ravens out of Oregon in the 2010 NFL Draft. He just finished the second year of a three-year, $10.7 million contract and earned a $3.3 million base salary in 2019.
Dickson played out his three-year rookie contract in Baltimore before re-signing to a one-year deal as a restricted free agent. He signed a three-year deal with the Panthers in 2015 and finished out his contract before joining the Seahawks in 2018.
Dickson spent nearly all of the 2019 season on injured reserve.
In 2018, Dickson appeared in 10 games for the Seahawks and recorded 12 receptions for 143 yards receiving (11.9 YPC) and scored three touchdowns.