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Seahawks Sign Receiver Phillip Dorsett

31 Mar 2020, 19:50 GMT+10

The Seahawks bolstered their receiving depth Monday by signing speedy former first-round pick Phillip Dorsett.

The 5-foot-10, 192-pound Dorsett started four of 14 games played for New England last season, catching 29 passes for 397 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. Dorsett, 27, was a first-round pick out of Miami in 2015 and spent his first two seasons in Indianapolis before being traded to New England in 2017.

Dorsett has 124 career receptions for 1,634 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle, Dorsett called it "amazing" to be able to join the Seahawks.

"I've been blessed to catch passes from Andrew (Luck) and Tom (Brady), but playing with Russell Wilson is definitely something I've dreamed of," Dorsett told the Tom, Jake and Stacy Show. "He's somebody I've always watched, he's a magician, so I'm just blessed to be a Seahawk."

Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf were the clear-cut top two receivers in Seattle's offense last season, but in an offense that runs a lot of three-receiver sets, the competition should be pretty open for that No. 3 spot between the likes of Dorsett, David Moore, John Ursua and Malik Turner. Jaron Brown, who last season saw the third most playing time at receiver behind Lockett and Metcalf, is currently an unrestricted free agent.

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