Michael Bennett isn’t the only player the Seattle Seahawks looked to keep in-house before the start of free agency on Tuesday.
According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a deal to keep tight end Anthony McCoy in Seattle. A team source said the deal is expected.
McCoy missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn Achilles during offseason workouts with the team in May. He was waived/injured by the team and landed on injured reserve with Seattle after clearing waivers.
McCoy was a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2010 and caught 31 passes for 437 yards in three seasons with the team before missing last season. He had his most productive season in 2012 with 18 catches for 291 yards and three touchdowns serving as a backup to Zach Miller.
McCoy was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. A short-term deal with Seattle would help him recoup some value before hitting the market again.
Seattle currently has Miller, Luke Willson and Travis Beckum under contract at the tight end position for next season.