Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy underwent surgery for a partially torn Achilles' tendon Thursday, and will be sidelined a minimum of six months.
He went down with what was originally believed to be an ankle injury in Monday's practice. McCoy has served as Zach Miller's backup the past two seasons, catching 31 passes for 437 yards. It's an extremely ill-timed injury for McCoy, as the Seahawks used the No. 158 pick on freak-athlete TE Luke Willson. Willson generated buzz in both rookie minicamp and OTAs. While the partial tear -- as opposed to a complete tear like Michael Crabtree's -- could give McCoy a chance to return at midseason, it's unlikely that the Seahawks would go out of their way to save his spot. He could even be waived/injured in camp.
Percy Harvin said he'll play "a little bit" of running back this season.
During four seasons with the Vikings, Harvin averaged 1.9 carries per game. If that number rises in Seattle, it won't be by much. Although Harvin is more than capable of running the read option with Russell Wilson, the Seahawks need him in the slot. They're stacked at running back with Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin and rookie Christine Michael.
Marshawn Lynch's motion to suppress evidence hearing stemming from his 2012 DUI has been delayed until July 5.
The motion was originally expected to be heard yesterday and a jury trial was scheduled for June 21. Now the entire case has been pushed back and there's no trial date set, making it possible that this bleeds into training camp. It creates a hairy situation for fantasy owners, as Lynch could be facing a suspension from the league if he's found guilty. Robert Turbin and Christine Michael are taking the reps at OTAs this week as Lynch trains on his own.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson is a "million miles ahead" of where he was last year.
"We were talking about trying to throw the deep ball last year over guys' outside shoulder; we're just a million miles ahead of where we were," Carroll said. "He's the kind of player that will affect other guys ' he affects everyone around him ' and hopefully that will help everyone play better and faster." In terms of the deep ball, Pro Football Focus credited Wilson with 949 yards, nine touchdowns, and five interceptions on 64 passes traveling 20 yards or more in the air as a rookie.
Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy was carted off the field with an ankle injury Monday.
McCoy hurt the ankle coming out of a cut in 7-on-7 drills. The 2010 sixth-round pick has appeared in all 32 games over the last two seasons, catching 31 passes for 437 yards and three scores. An impressive athlete, McCoy can't afford to miss much time after the team drafted a similar player in Luke Willson.
Seahawks DE Cliff Avril is sitting out OTAs with plantar fascia in his foot.
Avril has been dealing with the issue for four weeks, but he's still a "couple weeks" away from taking part in on-field drills. Per coach Pete Carroll, Avril will "run some" this week. He'll then need time to rest the foot and "wait it out." Avril is expected to be the Hawks' starting "Leo" pass rusher in Week 1.
Marshawn Lynch did not report for the start of Seahawks OTAs Monday.
Coach Pete Carroll expressed no concern, reiterating that the workouts are "voluntary," even if attendance is strongly encouraged. Lynch is likely just training for the season on his own. Lynch does not have a bone to pick about his contract. He is owed a $7 million base salary and all the money is guaranteed.