With linebacker being the biggest question mark going into this year’s draft, the Seahawks helped shore up the position by retaining the services of Leroy Hill and Matt McCoy.
Hill, who re-inserted himself in the starting lineup last year, after a few shaky seasons in terms of consistent play and off-field issues, signed a one year deal. There was a good amount of buzz after last season that Hill would command a longer or more lucrative contract than the one year deal he had received just a year before, but following an arrest for marijuana possession — a charge which was later dropped by Atlanta police — Leroy finds himself returning under another short term deal.
Backup linebacker and special teams standout Matt McCoy is also returning to the team, giving the Hawks some much needed depth in their second level defense.
While linebacker is still a need looking forward to the draft, especially after starting middle linebacker David Hawthorne left Seattle for New Orleans, re-signing these players could be a great and cheap short term solution for Gus Bradley’s defense.