The Seahawks have re-signed tight end Anthony McCoy to a one-year contract, reports Ian Rapoport. McCoy was drafted by the Seahawks in 2010 and has 31 catches for 437 yards and three touchdowns in his career, but he has spent the last two seasons on the injured reserve after tearing each of his Achilles tendons in back-to-back training camps.
Apparently, McCoy has rehabbed and his surgically repaired Achilleses are is in good enough shape to give it a go again this season. This looks like a hedge type of signing that the Seahawks typically make in the offseason; McCoy will compete with the other tight ends on the roster for a spot on the final 53 and provides some insurance to the team if Free Agency or the Draft don't their way. Right now, it's looking like a very weak tight end draft class, and Julius Thomas is reportedly on his way to Jacksonville, thinning out the free agent class.
Regardless, if McCoy can make it back, it'd be one hell of a story. Prior to suffering his first Achilles injury, it was expected that he'd be a solid contributor for the Seahawks, so if he's been able to get back up to speed in the offseason it could be a nice little boost to a team that just released their starter in Zach Miller.
Right now, the Seahawks' tight end group features Luke Willson, Cooper Helfet, Reshaun Allen, and now McCoy. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Seahawks look to bring Tony Moeaki back at a reasonable price as well.