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The Seattle Seahawks went into their bye week on a high note after dismantling the Oakland Raiders in London. The two weeks off brought good news, and just in time, as they head to Detroit to take on the surging Lions. veteran linebacker KJ Wright and free agent acquisition Ed Dickson return from the injured list and look to help out the Hawks in their time of need.
KJ Wright was supposed to come back for the Dallas Cowboy game in week 3; however, his knee injury saw a setback.
“I was running within two weeks,” Wright said. “But I think I went a bit too hard.”
The 7 year veteran out of Mississippi State is one of the few Super Bowl era mainstays left. Drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 draft, the Pro-Bowler has seen 700 tackles, 11.5 sacks, and 10 forced fumbles in his career. An impressive LB in both the run game and in coverage, Wright’s return will stabilize the middle zone in pass coverage and add leadership to a young defense.
“We’ve been playing together for seven years, so we have a communication that can’t be replicated,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “He makes plays and he’s going to make adjustments and things of that nature. I’m extremely excited to have him back. I think the last time you saw him, he was making big hits and all that stuff, so that’s what I’m expecting from him.”
Former Oregon Duck, Ed Dickson should make his debut with the Seahawks this Sunday. The 8 year vet made a name for himself with both the Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens. In his career, the tight end has hauled in 178 catches and 1,985 yards.
With injuries to Will Dissley and Nick Vannett, Dickson’s arrival could not come soon enough. While Tyrone Swoops should be kept on, Dickson will see action over the middle as an outlet giving Russell Wilson a threat that he has not really had all season.