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Seahawks bring back veteran linebacker Mike Morgan

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Just days after it was announced that the Seattle Seahawks re-signed fullback Marcel Reece, the team has also brought back strongside linebacker Mike Morgan. The news was confirmed on Monday by Reign Sports Management, which represents Morgan.

According to Michael-Shawn Dugar, Morgan will report to camp today.

Morgan had remained unsigned throughout the offseason, with no takers despite workouts with both the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old was actually a restricted free agent but became unrestricted after the Seahawks opted not to tender him. Morgan was mostly a special teams contributor before he was promoted to starting strongside linebacker in 2016 following Bruce Irvin’s departure. Injuries prevented him from playing more often, as he appeared in just nine games. He actually has Seattle’s most recent interception, picking off Derek Anderson on the first play from scrimmage against Carolina back in December.

It didn’t appear as if Morgan would be re-signed after the team picked up Michael Wilhoite and Terence Garvin, and Arthur Brown in free agency (UPDATE: Adios, Arthur Brown), but now one of the longest tenured Pete Carroll-era Seahawks players is coming back for at least this training camp and preseason.