Seahawks to re-sign Anthony McCoy

Mar 10, 2014, 4:46 PM | Updated: Mar 11, 2014, 11:24 am

By Brady Henderson

The Seahawks have agreed to terms with Anthony McCoy, who was their No. 2 tight end before missing the 2013 season because of an Achilles injury.

The deal, first reported by Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, has been confirmed by the team.

McCoy, 26, was a sixth-round pick by Seattle in 2010. After his first two seasons were beset by injuries and inconsistency, he caught 18 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns in 2012 as Zach Miller’s backup. He was set to fill that role again in 2013 before he tore his Achilles tendon during an offseason workout. He was waived with an injury designation, cleared waivers and ended up on Seattle’s injured reserve.

The deal gives McCoy a chance to reclaim his role as Seattle’s backup tight end, which was filled last season by rookie Luke Willson. It also gives the Seahawks another option should they decide to part ways with starter Miller, whose $7 million cap figure in 2014 has led to speculation that he could be released in a cost-saving move.

Travis Beckum and Cooper Helfet are the other tight ends Seattle has under contract for next season. Kellen Davis, Seattle’s third tight end in 2013, is set to become a free agent.

Follow Brady Henderson on Twitter @BradyHenderson.

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Carroll: Importance of Seahawks’ win over Rams, Geno’s big finish

On the latest Pete Carroll Show, the Seahawks coach discussed his team's win over the Rams and the play and mentality of QB Geno Smith.
1 day ago
Seahawks Kenneth Walker III...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks Injuries: Carroll on Kenneth Walker III, banged-up RBs

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided updates on three of Seattle's banged-up running backs during his weekly Monday morning show on Seattle Sports.
1 day ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks still have questions, but Geno Smith has answered some

We now know the answers to many of the questions that surrounded Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith entering the season.
1 day ago
Brandon Gustafson

What feels good and what doesn’t from Seahawks’ win over Rams

The Seahawks came away with a much-needed win over the Rams, and Brandon Gustafson details what was and wasn't good from the game.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith... Staff

Instant Reaction: Geno leads winning drive, Seahawks beat Rams 27-23

The Seahawks bounced back from two straight disappointing losses and a late deficit to beat the Rams. The voices of Seattle Sports react.
2 days ago
Seahawks DK Metcalf...
The Associated Press

Recap: Geno hits DK for late TD, Seahawks top Rams 27-23

DK Metcalf caught an 8-yard touchdown from Geno Smith with 36 seconds to play, and the Seahawks beat the spiraling Los Angeles Rams 27-23.
2 days ago
Seahawks to re-sign Anthony McCoy