Kerney ready to come back; do Seahawks want him?

Patrick Kerney isn’t done playing yet.

The Seahawks DE said in a text message Tuesday night that “I’ve got a couple good ones left in me. … Gonna be in sick shape.”

There was speculation that Kerney, 33, might call it quits after 11 NFL seasons. Kerney has been beset by injuries and diminishing production over the past two seasons after a 2007 campaign in which he had a career-high 14.5 sacks.

Kerney said his surgically repaired elbow has healed and that he has started offseason workouts. He did say he’s waiting to see what direction new coach Pete Carroll and his staff will take in Seattle.

Kerney wasn’t specific, but he could be speculating as to whether the Seahawks will ask him to take a pay cut (he is owed $5.2 million next season and more than $15 million over the next three seasons) or try to replace him with a younger player. If Kerney isn’t retained, he could be sought by a team in need of a left defensive end who’s solid in run support and has 82.5 career sacks.

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