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Anthony McCoy stays with Seahawks, re-signs for one year


By on 3/12/2014 07:30:00 PM

The Seattle Seahawks confirmed the re-signing of tight end Anthony McCoy to a one-year contract this week according to Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com. McCoy didn’t play one snap during Seattle’s Super Bowl winning season because he was still recovering from a partial Achilles tear that he suffered last May during preseason drills.
  
Pete Carroll coached McCoy at USC and drafted him to Seattle in 2010, the same year that Carroll accepted the head coaching job, so it makes sense that McCoy would stay in Seattle.

McCoy played in all 16 regular season games for the Seahawks in both 2011 and 2012 and proved that when fully healthy, he can be an effective pass-catching TE collecting three touchdowns and 437 yards receiving in that time frame.

“We’re extremely excited to be able to retain a young player like Anthony McCoy, one of our own players who was important to the offense before his unfortunate injury,” general manager John Schneider said. “We’re very happy to have him back in the mix.”

Although the team was looking forward to watching the 6’5” TE reach his full potential in 2013, McCoy endured the past season from the bench. “I’ve been real anxious,” McCoy said during a press conference call. “It was tough watching from the sidelines last year and it feels good to know I’ve got a chance to get back out there and do what I love to do – and that’s play football.”


Carroll’s offense more than survived without him as veteran Zach Miller lead the way at the position with five touchdowns and 387 yards in last year’s championship campaign. Ian Rappaport of NFL.com reported last month that it’s not out of the question for Seattle to ask Miller to restructure his contract as he will cost the team $7 million against the cap next season. TheSeahawks seem serious about trying to pick-up free agent Jermichael Finley, so they could use some of that cap space to make a legitimate offer for a player of his caliber. If anything with Finley actually materializes, Miller may find himself floating around the free agency pool while McCoy would be playing alongside one of the top tight ends in the league next year.   


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