Anthony McCoy clears waivers, reverts to injured reserve

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Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy cleared waivers Wednesday and will now be placed on the Seahawks' injured reserve. He will not count toward the 90-man roster. McCoy tore his achilles tendon last week and was waived Tuesday, prompting some fears that he'd be claimed by another club; ultimately, no team was willing to pay his salary in the off-chance that he'll be ready to return to action in 2013, and McCoy becomes a free agent in 2014, so there was no long-term benefit from another team grabbing him and stashing him on the IR.

McCoy was Seattle's backup tight end in 2012 and played in nearly 50% of the team's offensive snaps. Rookie Luke Willson is the likely 'next man up' and a few other competitors for McCoy's job include Sean McGrath, Cooper Helfet, and Darren Fells. It wouldn't surprise me to see Seattle trawl the waiver wires at the 75-man and 53-man cutdowns, or perhaps even look to swing a back-end-roster trade with a team with needs elsewhere. With the amount Seattle uses (used) two tight end sets, finding some more depth at the position might be a high priority. Something to watch.

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