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Seattle re-signs TE Anthony McCoy to 1-year deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm •  Published: March 11, 2014
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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Anthony McCoy did not like having to be a spectator while his Seattle Seahawks teammates won their first Super Bowl.

So the reserve tight end jumped at the chance to stay with the only organization he's ever played for knowing there's a chance of more titles in the future.

"Everyone always has an interest in going into free agency and seeing what they're worth on the market," McCoy said Tuesday. "Seattle came at me tough. They were the team that drafted me and at the end of the day I felt this was the best place for me to continue my career in the NFL. I feel I made the right choice."

McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Tuesday after missing the entire 2013 season with a torn Achilles tendon. The deal was announced prior to the start of free agency, where McCoy would have been an unrestricted free agent.

McCoy was expected to be a significant part of the Seahawks offense last season as a reserve tight end before suffering his season-ending injury during offseason workouts in May. He was stuck watching and going through the rehab process as the Seahawks won a title.

"At first it was tough. You want to be out there, you see all the plays you can make or all the things you can do to contribute to the team's success," McCoy said. "But not being out there, it weighed a lot on me at first. As time went by you kind of let it pass and focus on the stuff you can control and what I could control at that time was my rehabilitation process and my focus was on that. It was really good to see the team be successful this year. I was happy for them and I was happy to be a part of that, part of the Seahawks organization to watch them go all the way and win the Super Bowl."

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