Former Washington football tight end Will Dissly released by the Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks recently made a notable roster move by releasing former Washington football tight end Will Dissly. This decision marks the end of Dissly's six-year tenure with the Seahawks, creating some ripples of surprise among fans and football analysts alike.

Dissly, who played college football at the University of Washington from 2014-2017, had 25 receptions for 336 yards and three touchdowns with the Huskies. He was a familiar face for local fans when the Seahawks drafted him 120th overall in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Seahawks release former Washington football tight end Will Dissly

Throughout his time with the Seahawks, Dissly showcased his versatility as a tight end, combining solid blocking skills with a knack for making crucial receptions. Despite facing adversity with two season-ending injuries in 2018 and 2019, Dissly demonstrated a strong comeback for someone who suffered a torn patellar tendon and Achilles tendon, respectively.

Dissly amassed 1,412 yards and 13 touchdowns during his time with the Seahawks. Unfortunately, the evolving nature of the NFL necessitates tough decisions for teams managing their rosters and salary caps and Dissly had to become a cap casualty, allowing the Seahawks to free up $6.97 million in cap space.

In addition to Dissly, the Seahawks also announced the release of safeties Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs to relieve additional cap space.

While Will Dissly's departure is unfortunate for Seahawks and Husky fans, his wealth of experience and skillset position him as a valuable veteran for any team seeking a tight end.