As was rumored and reported on Monday, tight end Anthony McCoy today signed a one-year deal to remain with the Seahawks.
McCoy, who played in every game in 2011 and 2012 with 14 starts, missed the 2013 season with an Achilles injury suffered in late May.
McCoy, shown above celebrating a touchdown he scored against Dallas in 2012, said in a conference call with reporters today that he is on track to be ready in September and that he expects to be able to participate in all off-season workouts and mini-camps.
McCoy, a sixth-round pick out of USC in 2010, said he thought about entering free agency to see what would be out there, but that it made the most sense to stick with the Seahawks, in part to continue his rehabilitation with the trainers he has been with since being injured.
“Seattle came at me tough and they were the team that drafted me and at the end of the day I felt this was the best place for me to continue my career in the NFL,” McCoy said.
McCoy was injured during an OTA last May and said “it’s been a long process. … it’s been a real difficult process for me.” But he said he’s confident he will be back to full health for the season.
The injury meant McCoy missed out on being part of the team’s run to the Super Bowl. And as might be expected, he said it was “tough” to watch from the sidelines.
“It weighed a lot on me at first,” said McCoy, who has 31 receptions for 437 yards and three touchdowns as a Seahawk. “But as time went by, you kind of just let it pass and focus on the stuff you can control. It was fun and kind of sad for me at the same time. But I’m past it. We won the Super Bowl and now I’m on to 2014.”
McCoy said he’s excited to join what he said will be a “great” competition at tight end with starter Zach Miller and 2013 rookie Luke Willson also set to return and the team also likely to add another body, having already signed free agent Travis Beckum.