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Seahawks sign Anthony McCoy, Akeem Davis

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The Seahawks have signed tight end Anthony McCoy and safety Akeem Davis to their active roster. Seattle released Chase Coffman earlier this week so McCoy replaces him on the roster, and Davis fills Cary Williams' spot on the 53.

McCoy was drafted by the Seahawks in 2010 and become a fixture as the second tight end in the offense over the next three seasons, but then missed all of 2013 and 2014 after tearing both achilles tendons in successive training camps each year. McCoy caught on with Scot McCloughan's team in Washington this year after coming back from his second achilles injury, but was recently released without seeing a pass come his way.

As the Seahawks website points out, "Davis spent rookie minicamp in 2013 with the Seahawks after going undrafted out of Memphis, then spent the 2014 season with Washington and part of 2015 in New Orleans. Most recently, Davis was a member of Tampa Bay's practice squad this season."

Davis ran a 4.37 forty in the pre-draft testing phase, with a nice 39.5-inch vert. Obviously he's a good athlete, and he'll add some depth at the safety position with DeShawn Shead taking over as the full-time starter at cornerback (for now).

Davis was featured on the NFL Network documentary series Undrafted.