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Phillip Dorsett

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #15
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #15

Phillip Dorsett News

Signed to practice squad

The Jaguars signed Dorsett to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Dorsett didn't make Jacksonville's initial 53-man roster, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him be bumped from the practice squad at some point in the 2021 season. The 2015 first-round pick missed all of 2020 due to a foot injury, and in the previous five seasons he operated as an occasional deep threat on offense for the Patriots and Colts.

Sep 1, 2021 2:41 PM EST

Released by Jags

The Jaguars released Dorsett on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: The 2015 first-round pick has now bounced from Indianapolis to New England to Seattle to Jacksonville, catching 124 passes for 1,634 yards and 11 touchdowns in 71 regular-season games. The 28-year-old Dorsett has never managed to hold down a starting job for more than a few weeks at a time.

Aug 31, 2021 12:02 PM EST

Proclaims full health

Dorsett (foot) said at his introductory press conference with the Jaguars on Monday that he's back to 100% health, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: Dorsett's foot injury kept him from suiting up for a single game with the Seahawks last season, but it looks like he's already received full clearance after undergoing November surgery. The veteran speedster can be considered on track for the tentative start of Jacksonville's offseason program, which would allow him ample time to build chemistry with whichever quarterback the Jaguars select at No. 1 overall in April's draft. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is widely considered to be the likeliest candidate for that honor.

Mar 22, 2021 10:08 AM EST

Heading to Jacksonville

Dorsett (foot) agreed to terms Monday on a contract with the Jaguars, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: Dorsett was held out of the entire 2020 season after suffering a right foot injury during training camp. He underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from the injured foot in November, so he's already more than four months into his recovery from the procedure. Once back to full health, he'll contribute as a deep threat in Jacksonville's receiver corps.

Mar 15, 2021 4:12 PM EST

Doesn't play in 2020

Dorsett (foot) didn't play a game during the 2020 season.

Analysis: Dorsett suffered a right foot injury during training camp and eventually underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from the injured foot in November. The 2015 first-round pick never suited up as a result, but head coach Pete Carroll relayed that he wants to bring Dorsett back next year, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Dorsett would be yet another burner at Russell Wilson's disposal, as he heavily targeted both DK Metcalf and Tyler Locket in 2020. The 28-year-old wideout will officially become a free agent in March if the two sides can't reach a deal.

Jan 11, 2021 1:39 PM EST

Unlikely to return this season

Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Dorsett (foot) isn't expected to return this year barring a deep playoff run, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Dorsett missed the first months of the season due to a right foot injury before undergoing surgery to clean out bone spurs in early November. The 27-year-old wideout has struggled to recovery, and he's unlikely to be activated from IR. Dorsett will be a free agent in March.

Dec 30, 2020 6:11 PM EST

Making progress toward return

According to coach Pete Carroll, Dorsett (foot) has shed his walking boot and is "moving around pretty well," Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Dorsett has been on IR since late September and is seven weeks removed from surgery to clean out bone spurts in his right foot. Though Carroll noted that the wide receiver is "trying to make the transition" following the surgery, there is no indication that he is anywhere close to practicing.

Dec 24, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Not close to return

Coach Pete Carroll said Saturday that Dorsett (foot) will shed his walking boot soon, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Dorsett is making progress after undergoing surgery Nov. 3 to clean out bone spurs in his right foot. Nevertheless, Carroll admitted that the 2015 first-round pick isn't close to a return. A return to practice is Dorsett's next step in recovery.

Nov 28, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Undergoes foot surgery

Dorsett underwent surgery Tuesday to clean out bone spurs in his right foot, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: Dorsett has yet to make his Seahawks debut, but he appeared to be trending in the right direction in October. However, coach Pete Carroll relayed Monday that Dorsett was "not doing well," and now the team isn't sure if he'll be able to return this season. Dorsett will remain on IR, and we shouldn't expect him to return anytime soon.

Nov 3, 2020 12:39 PM EST

Not progressing well

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Dorsett "is not doing well" and his foot "has not responded" to recent increased activity, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: Dorsett developed foot soreness late in training camp and missed the first three games of the season before the Seahawks placed him on injured reserve. Less than two weeks ago, Carroll praised Dorsett, saying he had his best workout since August and was drawing closer to a return to the active roster. Dorsett seems to have suffered a setback, and while it's unclear if surgery will be ordered up, he doesn't appear close to be activated from IR.

Nov 2, 2020 4:16 PM EST

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.

Oct 22, 2020 2:16 PM EST

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.

Sep 22, 2020 1:59 PM EST

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.

Sep 21, 2020 3:28 PM EST

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.

Sep 20, 2020 4:09 PM EST

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.

Sep 18, 2020 3:41 PM EST

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.

Sep 18, 2020 1:19 PM EST

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.

Sep 17, 2020 5:33 PM EST

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.

Sep 16, 2020 5:19 PM EST

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.

Sep 16, 2020 1:44 PM EST

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.

Sep 13, 2020 8:43 AM EST

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