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Seahawks reach a deal with Ed Dickson

Buffalo Bills v Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: E.J. Gaines #28 of the Buffalo Bills upends Ed Dickson #84 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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The Seahawks have the tight end box checked off now.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seahawks have agreed to a three-year deal with Panthers tight end Ed Dickson. The deal is worth up to $14 million.

Dickson, who was Greg Olsen’s backup in Carolina the last four years, caught 30 passes last year, his highest since a 54-catch outlier with the Ravens in 2011. He’s averaged 16 catches per season in his other six years in the league.

The Seahawks lost Jimmy Graham to the Packers, and missed on local product Austin Seferian-Jenkins who went to Jacksonville.