Colby Parkinson

Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #84
Seattle Seahawks
Tight End #84

Colby Parkinson News

Just five catches in second season

Parkinson caught five passes (eight targets) for 33 yards over 14 games during the 2021 season.

Analysis: Parkinson re-injured his foot in August and ended up missing the first three games of the season as a result. He rarely played when both Gerald Everett and Will Dissly were healthy, as he averaged just four offensive snaps between Weeks 6 and 15. The 6-foot-7, 251-pound tight end was decently productive in college but simply hasn't made an impact at the NFL level. Both Everett and Dissly will be free agents in March. Dissly will likely stick around, but a pass-catching role could open up if Everett walks. Still, Parkinson will likely face competition in training camp regardless.

Jan 14, 2022 11:12 AM EST


Receives one target

Parkinson didn't catch his lone target in Sunday's 25-24 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Even with Will Dissly in COVID-19 protocol, Parkinson couldn't get anything going offensively. The 2020 fourth-round pick will continue to work as a specialist once Dissly returns to the lineup.

Dec 27, 2021 8:58 AM EST



Just four snaps

Parkinson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Parkinson played just four snaps on offense because both Gerald Everett and Will Dissly were active. As long Dissly and Everett are healthy, Parkinson will likely handle a limited role on offense.

Oct 18, 2021 6:36 PM EST


Catches first pass of season

Parkinson caught one pass (two targets) for one yard in Thursday's 26-17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Parkinson logged 35 of 65 offensive snaps with Gerald Everett (COVID-19 protocol) out of the lineup, but he didn't make much of an impact in the passing game. Everett should be back in the lineup Week 6 against the Steelers, so Parkinson will move back to the No. 3 tight end role.

Oct 8, 2021 8:26 AM EST


Makes season debut

Parkinson didn't receive a target in Sunday's 28-21 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Parkinson logged 38 of 56 offensive snaps (68 percent) because Gerald Everett was on the COVID-19 list. The 22-year-old tight end drew high praise from head coach Pete Carroll during training camp before suffering a foot injury. However, his role this season will likely be minimal once Everett returns.

Oct 4, 2021 7:28 AM EST



Added to active roster

The Seahawks activated Parkinson (foot) from injured reserve Saturday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Parkinson was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday and will be active against the 49ers on Sunday. The 22-year-old tight end battled his foot injury throughout his rookie season, so it's unclear what type of role he can play for Seattle's offense. With Gerald Everett (illness) likely unavailable Sunday, Parkinson will be needed for depth behind Will Dissly and Tyler Mabry.

Oct 2, 2021 1:45 PM EST


Expects to return Week 4

Parkinson (foot) is expected to return from the Seahawks' injured reserver and suit up for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: While the expectation is that he will return, he has not officially been activated yet. With Gerald Everett (illness) likely unavailable, Parkinson would provide depth at tight end behind Will Dissly and Tyler Mabry if ultimately given the green light.

Oct 1, 2021 6:26 PM EST


Nearing return

Parkinson (foot) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Parkinson has battled the same foot injury for much of his professional career, as he was sidelined until Week 8 of the 2020 campaign with a broken bone in his foot. He suffered the same injury Aug. 13 in the same foot and landed on injured reserve about three weeks later. Parkinson can now return to practice and must be activated within 21 days.

Sep 29, 2021 6:53 PM EST


Lands on IR

The Seahawks placed Parkinson (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

Analysis: During training camp, Parkinson re-injured the same foot that kept him out of the majority of his rookie season, so it's no surprise that the Seahawks are being cautious to start the season. He will only have to miss the first three weeks of the 2021 campaign and will be eligible to return Week 4 if he is healthy.

Sep 7, 2021 1:49 PM EST


Won't be ready to return this week

Coach Pete Carroll said Parkinson (foot) won't be ready to return this week, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks were hopeful they would get Parkinson back by the start of the regular season, but they will elect to be cautious as he broke the same foot last year. Tyler Mabry has been promoted to the active roster ahead of Week 1 and will serve as the third tight end behind Will Dissly and Gerald Everett.

Sep 7, 2021 10:31 AM EST


Hopeful for Week 1

Coach Pete Carroll said Sunday that Parkinson (foot) will run this week and that there's still hope he can be ready by Week 1, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Parkinson was slated to be the third tight end behind Will Dissly and Gerald Everett this season, and still will be if he is able to return for the regular season. However, the Seahawks are likely to be extra cautious as the 22-year-old broke the same foot last year. In Parkinson's absence, the Seahawks added Luke Willson to their tight-end room.

Aug 29, 2021 8:32 AM EST


Uncertain for Week 1

Head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Parkinson has a "real slight" non-displaced fracture in his foot and remains uncertain for Week 2, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Carroll added that we won't know for a while if Parkinson will be cleared for the season opener. In turn, the Seahawks added free agent TE Luke Willson to add depth behind Gerald Everett and Will Dissly. The Seahawks will likely take a cautious approach with Parkinson -- who they selected in the fourth round of the 2020 draft -- because of the delicate nature of foot injuries. Once the 6-foot-7 tight end is cleared, he should claim the No. 3 role.

Aug 24, 2021 7:00 PM EST


Receives encouraging news

Parkinson won't require foot surgery and could return in a few weeks, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The 6-foot-7, 251-pound tight end made a minimal impact last season, however, he was impressive in camp before re-injuring the foot that he broke last summer. Foot injuries are always tricky, but it's encouraging that Parkinson won't need surgery and could possibly be ready for Week 1. Even if he's ready for the season opener, he'll be stuck behind Gerald Everett and Will Dissly, so fantasy managers can safely leave him off their radar. Nevertheless, it's worth keeping tabs on his performance, as he could become useful in 2022 if Everett leaves in free agency.

Aug 17, 2021 5:44 PM EST


Could return in a few weeks

Parkinson (foot) could return to action in a matter of weeks, as his injury isn't expected to require surgery, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 2020 fourth-round pick suffered a broken fifth metatarsal in his foot last summer and spent the first half of his rookie season on the non-football injury list. He was activated at the end of October and barely played, but reports out of Seattle training camp this summer suggest Parkinson has looked much better heading into Year 2. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll have a role in the offense once he's healthy, but it does at least put him on track for a back-end roster spot. The latest issue with Parkinson's foot reportedly isn't too serious, despite initial concerns that it would require another surgery.

Aug 14, 2021 9:27 AM EST


Another foot injury

Parkinson is slated to miss time after re-injuring the foot he broke last season, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: It's a tough break for the tight end, who was having a strong summer, per Adam Jude of The Seattle Times. While it's clear that Parkinson -- who had been on track to slot in behind Will Dissly and Gerald Everett -- will be sidelined for some time, coach Pete Carroll relayed that the Seahawks plan to go "for multiple opinions on this one."

Aug 13, 2021 1:35 PM EST


Logs eight snaps in finale

Parkinson wasn't targeted in Sunday's 26-23 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Parkinson entered the lineup because Greg Olsen (foot) experienced a "flare up" and was inactive. The rookie fourth-round pick out of Stanford logged just eight snaps on offense. The 6-foot-7, 251-pound tight end has played in six games this year, catching two passes for 16 yards. He'll likely be sidelined for Saturday's playoff game against the Rams if Olsen returns.

Jan 4, 2021 3:45 AM EST


First NFL reception

Parkinson caught both targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Parkinson caught both passes from Geno Smith, who relieved Russell Wilson near the end of the third quarter due to the blowout nature of the game. The rookie tight end also logged a season-high 19 snaps on offense. He nevertheless remains the odd man out behind Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister, and he could wind up in healthy scratch territory if Greg Olsen (foot) returns this year as planned.

Dec 15, 2020 6:59 PM EST


Rarely utilized on offense

Parkinson played just two snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-12 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Despite Greg Olsen (foot) being placed on IR, Parkinson hasn't seen a meaningful increase in reps. He's played just 13 snaps on offense over the past two games, and he has yet to see his first NFL target.

Dec 8, 2020 11:25 AM EST


Increased duties in store

Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Parkinson will have a role on offense moving forward after the Seahawks' placed Greg Olsen (foot) on injured reserve, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Parkinson missed the first six games of the season with a foot injury. He made his NFL debut in Week 8 against the 49ers, but the rookie fourth-round pick served as a healthy scratch in the last three games. Parkinson will slot in as the No. 3 tight end behind Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister moving forward. The 6-foot-7, 251-pound tight end generated 77 receptions for 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns over 25 games between his final two collegiate seasons.

Nov 24, 2020 3:26 PM EST


Sidelined for Sunday's game

Parkinson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick out of Stanford made his NFL debut last week after rehabbing from a foot injury that kept him out of the first six games. Parkinson logged just three offensive snaps, though, and now he'll watch from the sidelines Sunday. The Seahawks will roll with Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister at tight end.

Nov 8, 2020 8:48 AM EST


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