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TE Anthony McCoy has surgery to repair torn Achilles tendon

Post by Eric Williams on May 24, 2013 at 10:28 am with 32 Comments »
May 24, 2013 10:37 am
Seattle Seahawks team personnel attend to Seahawks' Anthony McCoy, left, after he went down with a hurt ankle, Monday, May 20, 2013, during an NFL football Organized Team Activity workout in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks team personnel attend to Seahawks’ Anthony McCoy, left, after he went down with a hurt ankle, Monday, May 20, 2013, during an NFL football Organized Team Activity workout in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

First reported by Mike Garafolo of USA Today, I can confirm that Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon injury on Thursday that he appeared to suffer in practice earlier this week.

If lost for the season, McCoy would be a blow to Seattle’s depth at tight end for the upcoming season. A torn Achilles tendon usually takes six to nine months to fully recover from.

McCoy appeared to suffer the ankle injury making a cut during passing drills at Monday’s organized team activity workout, and had to be carted off the field to the training room.

The fourth-year pro finished with 18 catches for 291 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. With McCoy unavailable, starter Zach Miller is the only tight end on the roster that has a catch in a regular season game.

Fifth round draft choice Luke Willson likely will be called upon to replace the production void created by McCoy’s absence. Second-year pros Sean McGrath and Cooper Helfet, along with rookies Victor Marshall and Darren Fells also remain options.

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  1. chrisj122 says:

    not as big of a loss as Crabtree to the 49ers but this really sucks.

    I hope this not a precursor of what is yet to come this season.

  2. yankinta says:

    That sucks cuz now we cannot cut him…. At least he won’t take up room on the final Roster.

    It’s time for Willson to shine and show the league what a Steal we got in the 5th round (158th pick).

  3. trout_hound says:

    That’s a bummer for McCoy. I thought he improved last year, but was still pretty inconsistent. I was fully expecting Willson to beat him out for his spot this summer though. I wonder if Kellen Winslow is still in shape? There are actually a few decent UFA tight ends out there, although a lot of them are old.

  4. Big time bummer. He is a great blocker, and is underrated IMO. Next man up, I guess. Now can we please stay healthy and out of trouble? PLEASE?!

  5. It’s amazing how popular this injury has become.

  6. sluggo42 says:

    Next man up

    Unfortunately, this is exactly how new stars are born in this league, Luke, and Sean. Step up to the plate young men.

    I liked McCoy personally, altho a few of his drops were so crucial…

  7. Thats too bad. Wish we still had Cammeron Morrah around…..

  8. Ewalters7354 says:

    This is a big loss in terms of a good no.2 TE Luke Willson will really have his work cut out for him in the blocking department.Which I think they would really prefer him to play an Evan Moore role not McCoy.

  9. yep. bummer.

    Time to USE THE FORCE LUKE!!!!

  10. Cameron Moorah is almost exclusively a pass catching TE. This void needs to be filled by a TE that can actually block because that is a strength of McCoy’s that the offense has come to rely upon.

  11. jawpeace says:

    Is it me or does it seem like more players are getting hurt in the non contact OTAs than the past when contact was allowed? I mean think about it contact slows you down. When you are free to run with out hindrance the cuts happen at a high rate of speed. This puts a lot more stress on the human body and ligaments are more likely to snap.

  12. seahawksteven777 says:

    Wait, so now the 49ers and Seahawks are countering each other with injuries now? It never ends, does it?

  13. mocarob says:

    I like McCoy.. He always gets a bum rap around here. Besides the Rams game, How many crucial drops did he actually have? (and that wasn’t even a drop)

  14. montanamike2 says:

    If Pete and John are as enthused about Willson as they are, then he may be another steal, at least that’s what i’m hoping. I had high hopes for Fells earlier but he’s too raw, maybe Sean M. will step up with his chance. McCoy was a stud blocker, we’ll miss that.

  15. DanielleMND says:

    This bites. McCoy was a good player. Why do some veterans like Lynch skip voluntary OTAs? This is why.

  16. Ewalters7354 says:

    Good point D.

  17. Sekolah says:

    K.J. Wright appears to be wearing some kind of wrapping around his left hand/wrist now. No word about any sort of injury but I doubt he’s wearing it for it for show. lol.

    I really hope Willson can just be a force in the passing game. I saw the dude running stride for stride, or rather beating Sherman to the endzone for what looked like an obvious TD, so that was encouraging to see. However, I also noticed that he’s not that much bigger than Sherman, or so he looks that way when the two stand next to each other. Dude looks more like a big WR than a true TE.

    In-line blocking is rough and tough stuff, and well, I think Willson might really struggle when he has to go up against the heavyweight OLB’s and DE’s of the league. Hopefully someone like McGrath really steps up in the dept. of run blocking.

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Was McCoy really the real McCoy? Lets not get carried away, This is now a great opportunity for Willson,(or another) to step up and seize the moment.

  19. montanamike2 says:

    McCoy was inconsistent at times but was always a good blocker, that’s why Morrah is gone, now we’ll just have to see.

  20. blueshq says:

    So if Willlllson Might be the best receiving TE other than Miller who is now the best blocking TE other than Miller?

  21. fijihawksfan says:

    Apparently the underrated McGrath may be capable of stepping in as well.

  22. bsinnitt says:

    We have a passing game that’s enough of a threat that I’d be surprised if teams stack the box with 8-9 players to stop Lynch on 1st or 2nd down anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised to see us use a 6th O-lineman as the TE on 3rd or 4th and short which would help to minimize McCoy’s absence as an extra blocker in short yardage. Not to mention that Miller is better than average in all aspects of the position.

  23. HonHawksLSB says:

    Eric , looks like you are going to lose that over under bet on rookies making the roster.

    Sorry bro

  24. When you lose depth in the NFL it will almost always hurt your team. I really wished there was a market for tight ends this year to solidify a spot opposite Miller. Not many options via draft or free agency.

    I wonder about Winslow as well. I also wonder about the reason of his release from the team last year.

    Ultimately, i’m looking for willson to be the man to win the job. With John and Petes ability to draft talent, there’s reason for optimism.

    Still more worried about dl and lb depth more!

  25. seahawk44 says:

    Whatever happened to Cameron Morrah?

  26. bbnate420 says:

    I think McCoy is severely under-appreciated here. Hawks’ fans may very well see that this coming year. Mr. Willson is going to get a wake up call when they put the pads on and he tries to block DEs and LBs. Hopefully he can be the factor in the passing game that some here believe he will and at least approach adequacy as a blocker.

    Yankster, did McCoy kick your dog? Why would you rather release him, not that it was going to happen anyways? Even if Willson did beat him out for #2, he would still clearly be the 3rd best TE here. And he makes 630K in base salary in 2013, so there would be no need to release him for financial reasons. Seems petty.

  27. Current SEA TEs PFF ’12 stats (snaps/pass rk/pass blkg rk/run blkg rk):
    86 Miller, Zach 6-5 255 27 7 (882/23rd/89th/9th)
    85 McCoy, Anthony 6-5 259 25 4 (480/14th/89th/98th) IR’d?
    84 McGrath, Sean 6-5 247 25 2 (0/-/-/-)
    48 Helfet, Cooper 6-4 240 23 2 (0/-/-/-)
    87 Marshall, Victor 6-4 235 24 1 (0/-/-/-)
    88 Fells, Darren 6-7 281 27 1 (0/-/-/-)
    82 Willson, Luke 6-5 252 23 R (0/-/-/-)

    Evan Moore was cut from PHI, last season for SEA (104/99th/51st/44th)
    Cameron Morrah tried out for OAK in April but wasn’t signed. (0/-/-/-)
    Other UFA TEs:
    KC’s Kevin Boss (51/22nd/84th/61st)
    TB’s Dallas Clark (586/18th/71st/91st)
    ATL’s Chase Coffman (5/39th/71st/44th)
    WA’s Chris Cooley (92/52nd/60th/44th)
    DET’s Will Heller (421/88th/6th/44th)
    SD’s Randy McMichael (504/102nd/16th/28th)

    Rankings out of 104 TEs

  28. montanamike2 says:

    Morrah was a good receiver but didn’t block very well, he’s now a rival for the 49’rs.

  29. montanamike2 says:
  30. bbnate420 says:

    McCoy’s base salary is 630K in 2013. McGrath’s is 405K. So they’d have only saved 225K by keeping McGrath instead of McCoy.

  31. Ewalters7354 says:

    Nate I can’t believe we are in agreement!Lol…just kidding.

    Georgia based on the role he filled yes he was the Real McCoy.Willson has the speed but he also had what 9 catches his senior year? Was that due to injury? Isk

  32. Kingpear says:

    Time for round 2 of the Will Heller show?

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