Chicago Bears: 5 Seahawks players to watch out for Monday night

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Tight End Will Dissly

With Jimmy Graham, Paul Richardson and Luke Willson departing this spring via free agency, the Seahawks’ target share opened up quite a bit. Those three left a gaping 200 targets behind in the Seahawks’ passing attack.

Those targets have to go somewhere, and many believed it would be former Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson. But, due to being placed on the non-football injury list, the Seahawks are currently without him.

Obviously, it was going to be rookie fourth-round pick Will Dissly to pick up the slack, right?

Alright, so maybe not everyone was on the Dissly train just yet. Most believed that Nick Vannett, a third-round pick in 2016, would be the go-to guy at the tight end spot. While Vannett might still see some targets, it was Dissly who proved to have the chemistry with Wilson in Week 1.

On five targets against the Broncos, Dissly reeled in three of them for a whopping 105 yards — and that includes a monster 66-yard reception and a 15-yard touchdown catch.

The thing about Dissly is, he was supposed to be the blocking tight end. But, he showed big-time ability to catch the ball and run with it. That’s an issue for a defense trying to prepare for a guy who is known to mainly do one thing better than the other.

With both Dissly and Vannett, the Bears have two under-the-radar tight ends to prepare for and better not underestimate either one, but especially Dissly.