McCoy says he'll be ready to go in 2014

March, 11, 2014
Mar 11
Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday to stay in Seattle, said he will be ready to play in 2014 after missing last season with a torn Achilles tendon.

"It’s been a long, difficult process," McCoy said Tuesday on a conference call with Seattle reporters. "I feel I’m just about there, but I have a lot more work to do to get to where I want to be."

McCoy (6-foot-5, 260) had three touchdowns receptions in 2012, making five starts in his second NFL season out of USC. The Seahawks had high hopes for him before he suffered the Achilles injury last May.

But the Seahawks thought enough of him to bring him back and see if he can return to his previous form. McCoy made $656,000 last year while rehabbing his injury.

"I’ll be ready," McCoy said about the team’s OTAs. "I’m just coming out to compete for a spot. I think we’ll have great competition."

McCoy said it was bittersweet to watch the team win the Super Bowl without being able to get on the field with them.

"At first, it was tough to see," McCoy said of the team’s success. "You know all the plays you can make contribute [to the] team’s success. It weighed a lot on me at times, but I let it pass. All I could control was my rehab process.

"But it was really good to see [the] team be successful, and I’m happy [to] be part of the organization. It was fun and sad at the same time."

McCoy, 26, said one reason he elected to re-sign with the Seahawks was all the help he received from the team’s trainers and doctors.

"I started my rehab here with these guys, and they know where I’m at, how I’m feeling," McCoy said. "I felt it was good to stick with those guys."

McCoy also said he was impressed with the team’s tight-end play last season between starter Zach Miller and rookie Luke Willson.

"What I saw was two guys doing their job exactly how they were asked to do," McCoy said. "They made a big contribution to a team that won the Super Bowl."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter



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