Phillip Dorsett just can't seem to get his foot right. The Seahawks tried to ramp him up in order to play his old team in Week 2. His foot didn't respond to the added work in practice, and he was ultimately inactive against the Patriots.
While Dorsett is yet to make his Seahawks debut, he'll now have to wait at least another month before potentially appearing in his first game with Seattle. He was placed on Injured Reserve on Tuesday. That will keep him out for games against the Cowboys, Dolphins and Vikings. The Seahawks have their bye in Week 6, which means Dorsett's earliest return would be in Week 7 against the Cardinals on Oct. 25.
Seattle didn't know about Dorsett's lingering foot issue when he was signed this offseason. That surely has been a point of frustration. COVID-19 travel bans prohibited the Seahawks from bringing in Dorsett for a physical prior to signing him.
The Seahawks offense has been just fine in Dorsett's absence. DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and even David Moore have been tremendous through two games as Seattle has put up 73 combined points. It's possible that John Ursua gets promoted from the practice squad to replace Dorsett, but that isn't a guarantee. The Seahawks are also waiting on Josh Gordon to be reinstated from his indefinite suspension. There's no word as to when that might happen.
Who knows if and when Dorsett's foot will be ready to go, but it's likely that Seattle isn't banking on much from the veteran wideout this season.