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Friday, August 1, 2014

Seahawks Injury Update: Seattle not revisiting Jermichael Finley after Anthony McCoy injury

By on 8/01/2014 11:00:00 AM

Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Tuesday's practice, and with him likely out for the season the team may be looking to add more depth at tight end. Free agent Jermichael Finley visited the Seahawks this offseason as he looks to prove he can play after a severe neck injury last season, but Pro Football reported on Thursday that the Seahawks will not revisit signing Finley.

Finley got some interest from teams after being cleared to play in late May, but as time as gone on a return to the Green Bay Packers looks like the most likely scenario if he suits up again. A $10 million insurance policy that Finley could collect if he is not able to play again is surely also complicating things, since any interested team simply can't compete with that kind of possible compensation.

As for the Seahawks, they have plenty of options at tight end, with Zach Miller and Luke Willson atop the depth chart and some younger players (Cooper Helfet, Rashaun Allen and Morrell Presley) in the mix to replace McCoy. So a lack of continued interest in Finley is expected, given the uncertainty of his situation that includes his ability to perform if he ever does take the field again.

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