The free-agent market has dried up considerably, but linebackers continue to find work. Primarily because linebackers were largely ignored in the early phases of free agency.
On Thursday, the Seahawks announced that two of the team’s linebackers have agreed to terms for 2012. Notwithstanding those dreadful new uniforms. (Maybe they will get hazard pay.)
Leroy Hill and Matt McCoy are back, with one-year contracts.
In 2011, Hill started all 16 games for the first time in his career. He was arrested in February for marijuana possession, but the charges were dropped. Past incidents resulted in a one-game suspension in 2010.
McCoy, a key special-teams contributor, landed on injured reserve after only four games in 2011.