Seattle Seahawks Nab Will Blackmon, Re-sign Anthony McCoy and Mike Morgan
The Seattle Seahawks have wasted little time replenishing their cornerback depth, after news broke Sunday that cornerback Byron Maxwell would be signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. Former Jacksonville Jaguar Will Blackmon has signed with the team.
The 30-year old cornerback had been cut by the Jags before joining the Hawks Monday, whom he spent time with in training camp prior to the 2013 season. Blackmon played in eight games this past season before suffering a broken finger.
Seattle has also extended contracts to two of their players that were due to hit free agency on Tuesday. Backup linebacker Mike Morgan has been with the Seahawks since 2011, and has been a part of Pete Carroll’s system dating back to USC. Morgan was to be a restricted free agent on Tuesday. Tight end Anthony McCoy was set to be an unrestricted free agent, but will return to play for the Hawks. McCoy has missed significant time over the course of his career in Seattle, with separate Achilles tears that have kept him out for the past two seasons.
Morgan has seen significant time on special
teams, with 19 total special teams tackles in his career and one touchdown. McCoy
has 31 total receptions in his career, including three for touchdowns.