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Seahawks Place LB Matt McCoy on IR, Sign Jameson Konz to Active Roster

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The Seahawks announced some official roster moves today, confirming the release of fullback Eddie Williams and signing of LB David Vobora. They also announced that Jameson Konz has been signed to the active roster from the practice squad and recently injured Matt McCoy has been placed on the injured reserve.

Tough break for McCoy, who was rolled up on in Sunday's game on punt coverage, severely tweaking his knee to the point no human knee should bend. Miraculously, he didn't appear to tear or break anything on that play, but regardless will be in a great deal of pain for many weeks to come and will no doubt need some time to heal, thus necessitating the move. 

David Vobora was ostensibly signed to replace McCoy while he convalesced for the short term, as reported by Thomas last night, but now that McCoy is definitely out for the season on the IR, a roster spot was opened for Konz to join the team. Thomas offered a conjecture that perhaps the Seahawks held on to McCoy to start the season because they preferred him over Vobora on special teams and now Konz is being called up to the majors to serve as McCoy's replacement there.

In other words, we might see that Vobora replaces Matt McCoy in the Seahawks nickel packages and Jameson Konz takes McCoy's spot on special teams. Not sure if it will be a specific role-for-role replacement; Konz could act as a gunner until Byron Maxwell is back, or could play McCoy's previous role (I haven't watched ST closely enough to tell you what his exact assignments are). Who knows, but it should be something to watch for, as Vobora has been known to play special teams as well. 

Konz, a 7th round draft pick in 2010 that was originally supposed to be a tight end or h-back, made the switch to the defensive side of the ball during training camp, and played some LEO defensive end while showing an ability to rush the passer with some quickness. His main upside is that he's moderately big and very fast, and will work his tail off on special teams. The Seahawks have struggled in that department, and having another guy with speed, athleticism, and an ability to lay some hat (Konz was a linebacker his first few years of college) could be helpful for that unit. 

Churn churn churn.