Anthony Heygood signs, tears Achilles before first practice

On Wednesday the Seattle Seahawks re-signed free agent linebacker Anthony Heygood, who spent part of 2009 on the team’s practice squad.

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But Heygood didn’t last long: He tore his Achilles tendon during stretching exercises before what would have been his first practice this morning.

Despite that terrible luck, Heygood is staying positive.

“Still in good spirits tweeps,” Heygood wrote today on Twitter. “Didn’t touch a soul this year and down for the count. . . . Man o man life happens for a reason. Thank you to everyone keeping me in your prayers. Ima be back in no time a much smarter and stronger football player.”