Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett

Wide Receiver #15
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 185 lb.
College:Miami
Age:27
Born:December 3, 1992
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (29)
Draft Team:IND

Phillip Dorsett: Inching closer to return

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Dorsett (foot) turned in his best workout since training camp, AJ McCord of KOIN 6 News Portland reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks haven't officially designated Dorsett to return from injured reserve, so the wideout won't be able to take practice reps with his healthy teammates until that happens. Dorsett thus appears poised to remain sidelined for Sunday's game in Arizona, though he could have a more realistic chance at making his Seahawks debut Week 8 if his recovery from the foot issue continues to trend in the right direction.

October 22, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Out until Week 7

The Seahawks placed Dorsett (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Seattle's decision to shut down Dorsett doesn't come as a major surprise after head coach Pete Carroll ruled the receiver out six days in advance of the team's Week 3 matchup with Dallas. Dorsett has been battling foot soreness since late in training camp and hasn't advanced beyond limited participation in practice yet this season, so the Seahawks will give him some more time off to properly heal. He'll be sidelined for at least three more games by virtue of landing on IR, with his next chance to make his 2020 debut coming Oct. 25 in Arizona following the Seahawks' Week 6 bye.

September 22, 2020 1:59 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Will miss Week 3, too

Coach Pete Carroll said Dorsett (foot) needs "a break" and won't play Sunday against the Cowboys, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Carroll also relayed Dorsett's foot didn't respond to limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday of last week, which may force the Seahawks to make a roster move. It's unclear if Carroll means an IR stint or cutting Dorsett loose entirely, but the wide receiver's sore foot apparently won't dissipate. Look for David Moore and Freddie Swain to continue getting some run alongside starters Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

September 21, 2020 3:28 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Delays debut with team

Dorsett (foot) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Patriots.

Analysis: Dorsett won't get a chance to play against the team that employed him from 2017 through 2019, the result of a sore foot that's plagued him since at least the last week of August. Thus, his debut with the Seahawks will have to wait another week. While Seattle's receiving corps is led by Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, David Moore and (to a lesser extent) Freddie Swain will work with the top duo in three-wide sets.

September 20, 2020 4:09 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Held out of practice Friday

Dorsett (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, didn't participate in practice Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: The downgrade from limited participation Wednesday and Thursday to an absence at the end of the week suggests Dorsett is in danger of missing a second straight game. It isn't clear he'll have a major role even if he plays, and we may not have a final answer on his status until the Seahawks release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.

September 18, 2020 3:41 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Deemed questionable again

Dorsett (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Dorsett logged a pair of limited practices last week before downgrading to DNP on Friday and ultimately missing a 38-25 win over the Falcons. His ability to practice on a limited basis each day this week suggests he has some shot to play Week 2, but it isn't clear he'll be a big part of the Seattle offense even if he's available. David Moore worked as the No. 3 receiver last week, picking up 40 yards on four touches while playing 53 percent of offensive snaps.

September 18, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Limited again Thursday

Dorsett (foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dorsett's foot injury forced him to sit out Seattle's win over the Falcons in Week 1, but he's now managed to put together back-to-back limited practices. He may need upgrade to full activity during Friday's final practice of the week in order to gain clearance for Sunday night's contest against the Patriots.

September 17, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Logs limited practice

Dorsett (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dorsett began last practice week as a limited participant, so this doesn't necessarily mean he's making progress. It signals that he's avoided a setback, though, and he'll need to stay on the field in order to make his Seahawks debut Sunday versus his former team, the Patriots.

September 16, 2020 5:19 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Set to practice

Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Dorsett (foot) will participate in practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dorsett was prevented from suiting up Week 1 due to foot soreness, so he's still looking to make his Seattle debut. It remains to be seen whether Dorsett will begin the week as a limited or full participant, but any activity can be considered a step in the right direction as he looks to get healthy in time for Sunday's game against New England.

September 16, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Sidelined Week 1

Dorsett (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

Analysis: Dorsett has been dealing with a foot soreness since at least Aug. 24, and after following an LP/LP/DNP practice regimen this week, he'll miss his first chance to suit up as a member of the Seahawks. In his absence, David Moore is the top candidate to get reps at wide receiver behind starts Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

September 13, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Phillip Dorsett: May be game-time call

Dorsett (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta, didn't practice Friday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: After putting together limited showings in the first two practices of Week 1 prep, Dorsett didn't take the field at all Friday. A sore foot is to blame, and Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic speculates that Dorsett may be trending toward a game-time decision. The Seahawks officially will make a call on Dorsett about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, but even if he's available, the situation may allow David Moore to get more reps in three-wide sets with Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

September 11, 2020 2:54 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Questionable for 'Hawks debut

Dorsett (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dorsett initially hurt his foot during an Aug. 22 scrimmage, but he's been practicing in some capacity since the beginning of September. Coach Pete Carroll said he expects the speedy wideout to play in Sunday's contest, where Dorsett likely will operate as the No. 3 receiver. It is possible he shares the role with David Moore, and the Seahawks' offseason moves seem to hint at a desire to incorporate more multi-TE formations. Even so, there will always be some potential for a successful deep ball when Dorsett's 4.33 speed is combined with Russell Wilson's accurate downfield passing.

September 11, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Limited again Thursday

Dorsett (foot) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Dorsett has put together back-to-back limited showings so far this week, but coach Pete Carroll said the wide receiver "should be OK" for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Friday's injury ultimately will reveal Dorsett's odds to suit up this weekend.

September 10, 2020 5:18 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Limited practice Wednesday

Dorsett (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dorsett developed a sore foot on Aug. 24 but was able to get back to practice within one week. While he still has some limitations, the 27-year-old receiver "should be OK" for Sunday's visit to Atlanta, per coach John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site on Monday. Dorsett will have two more days to elevate to full participation on the field.

September 9, 2020 5:12 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: On track for Week 1

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that "every indication is [Dorsett] should be OK" for Sunday's season-opener against the Falcons, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Dorsett dealt with a sore foot throughout the latter portions of training camp, but he managed to return to practice in some capacity last week. If he's able to fully shed his injury tag ahead of Sunday's tilt against Atlanta, Dorsett will mix in with David Moore for No. 3 receiver snaps.

September 7, 2020 4:25 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Returns to field Tuesday

Dorsett (foot) returned to practice Tuesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dorsett has been out for a week due to a sore foot, so his presence in the lineup implies he's close to full health. Having said that, his level of participation isn't known. Once he's available without restrictions, he'll be competing for the No. 3 receiver role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

September 1, 2020 2:55 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Tending to sore foot

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Dorsett won't practice Monday due to a sore foot, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Carroll suggested that Dorsett picked up the injury in Saturday's scrimmage, though it doesn't sound like a major concern for the wideout. After signing a one-year deal with Seattle this offseason, Dorsett is vying for a regular role in three-receiver sets alongside Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

August 24, 2020 1:07 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Draws high praise from Carroll

Head coach Pete Carroll said Dorsett is "the fastest guy we've ever had here," Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: It's not surprising that Dorsett's speed hasn't faded since 2015 when he ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Carroll went as far to estimate that the 27-year-old was sub-4.30, and while that's probably a bit hyperbolic, Dorsett's wheels certainly passed the eye test with the Patriots last year. Even as one of the league's fastest players, though, Dorsett has never recorded more than 528 receiving yards in a season, and his speed advantage over David Moore (ankle) -- 4.43 speed -- may not be enough to fully secure the No. 3 job. As long as both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are healthy, whoever earns that job will likely be more of an over-the-top decoy with boom-or-bust fantasy potential rather than a consistent contributor.

August 20, 2020 2:30 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Joins Seattle wideout corps

Dorsett will sign a one-year deal with the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The speedy Dorsett, who caught 29 passes for 397 yards and five TDs in 14 games with the Patriots last season, now has a chance to claim Seattle's No. 3 wideout role behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. It's a new team context that should garner the 2015 first-rounder added volume after only seeing 54 targets in 2019.

March 24, 2020 12:10 PM EST

Phillip Dorsett: Hauls in 29 passes in 2019

Dorsett finished the 2019 regular season with 29 catches (on 54 targets) for 397 yards and five TDs in 14 games. He also logged three carries for 21 yards.

Analysis: The 2015 first-rounder started off the season with a two-TD effort in Week 1, but his subsequent production was hit-or-miss and he finished things out by working as the team's No. 4 wide receiver (behind Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu and N'Keal Harry) in the Patriots' wild-card loss to the Titans. The 27-year-old is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and it remains to be seen if he re-ups with New England as a complementary option or heads elsewhere in search of a more playing time.

January 10, 2020 1:59 PM EST

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