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LeSean McCoy | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: Pittsburgh
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LeSean McCoy said Sunday he's "sure" he can work something out with the Eagles regarding his contract.
McCoy did not have a good season, but he's still just 26 years old and it would cost the Eagles $4.4M in dead money to cut him. That's not happening, especially with Chip Kelly saying Monday he wants Shady back. McCoy will likely have to do some kind of restructure, as he carries an $11.95M cap number and $9.75M base salary in 2015. The Eagles stripped him of goal-line work late in the season and he also lost a lot of pass-game work to Darren Sproles. Shady's YPC and touchdowns dropped from 5.11 and 11 in 2013 to 4.22 and five in 2014. Mon, Dec 29, 2014 08:51:00 AM

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LeSean McCoy rushed 17 times for 99 yards and caught one pass for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Giants.

It seemed like McCoy couldn't flop in 2014, one year after winning the NFL's rushing title. He's just 26 years old, had an elite offensive line and an elite run-based Chip Kelly offense. But something was off with McCoy all year, as his YPC sunk to 4.22 on 312 carries and he scored a total of just five touchdowns. The Eagles noticed it too, stripping McCoy of goal-line work in favor of Chris Polk and using Darren Sproles in most of their screen play packages. Owed $9.75M in 2015 base salary, McCoy admitted Sunday that he may need to restructure his contract.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:47:00 PM

LeSean McCoy had 22 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Week 16 loss to Washington.

He added three catches for 28 yards. McCoy was used in red-zone situations despite losing work to Chris Polk last week, scoring on an 11-yard touchdown. He had 50 yards on his first nine touches, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. McCoy will be a top-10 running back play against the Giants in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:27:00 PM

LeSean McCoy's role in the Eagles' red-zone offense has declined in the last eight games.

McCoy opened the season as the primary back in the red zone. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, he was on the field for 77 percent of the red-zone plays through the first six games of the season and saw 74 percent of the running back touches. Those numbers have decreased to 65 percent and 64 percent respectively, and should continue to fall as Chris Polk continues to convert goal-line chances. With Polk vulturing touchdowns and Darren Sproles vulturing pass-game work, McCoy is more of an RB2 Week 16 against a stingy Washington rush defense.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:31:00 AM

LeSean McCoy admitted that Chris Polk is taking over as the Eagles' primary goal-line back.

Polk played three snaps in Week 15, turning two of them into short touchdowns. A third goal-line carry went to Darren Sproles. "Polk's obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they've been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game. ... "There's just some plays on 3rd-and-1 type of situations where I probably wouldn't have gotten it, where I see him kind of hit a guy, drag a guy and get in there," McCoy candidly conceded. It's not out of the question that Shady gets some goal-line chances in the flow of the Eagles' hurry-up scheme, but Polk is a drain on touchdown projections. We already know McCoy was struggling to churn up yards and has lost significant pass-game work to Sproles.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:04:00 PM

According to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank, Chris Polk received the first running back rep at Eagles practice on Wednesday, ahead of LeSean McCoy.

McCoy laughed off the running back order following the practice, and Frank concedes it's "impossible to tell" if it actually meant anything. McCoy was reportedly "on the sideline while Polk worked with the first unit." Reporters were only able to view two practice reps before the session was closed to media. "We rotate all the time," McCoy said Wednesday afternoon. "(RBs coach) Duce (Staley) pulled me out. (Darren) Sproles wasn't in either." The Eagles are preparing to play the Redskins on Saturday evening. When Philly and Washington played earlier this year, McCoy managed 22 yards on 19 carries.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:20:00 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 16 times for 64 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to Dallas.

McCoy got only 17 touches with the Eagles playing from behind most of the game. He had two touchdowns vultured by Chris Polk, and lost a third score to Darren Sproles at the one-yard line. McCoy has managed just 114 yards on 33 carries over the last two weeks. He'll be a lower-end RB1 for Week 16 against Washington.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:29:00 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed 17 times for 50 yards in Philadelphia's Week 14 loss to the Seahawks, also losing a fumble.

McCoy wasn't targeted in the passing game. Shady's fumble cost the Eagles dearly, as it was a soft loss on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. Seattle turned it into a Marshawn Lynch touchdown just two plays later. Today was miserable for the Eagles' resurgent lead back, but he'll get back on track against the Cowboys in Week 15. He stung Big D for 25/159/1 on Thanksgiving.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:58:00 PM

LeSean McCoy had 25 carries for 159 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's Week 13 win over the Cowboys.

He wasn't targeted in the pass game, and also lost a fumble. The Eagles rested McCoy in the fourth quarter, giving Chris Polk 11 carries in mop-up duty. He was able to pick up big gains against a Cowboys defense that was playing without MLB Rolando McClain for most of the first half. McCoy took an inside draw 38 yards for his touchdown. He's now rushed for 100 yards in back-to-back games and is on pace for a 323/1,357/5 line this season. McCoy will remain a locked-in RB1 despite a matchup with Seattle in Week 14.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 08:29:00 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times for 130 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's 43-24 Week 12 win over the Titans.

McCoy wasn't quite back to 2013 form, but this was his best performance in a disappointing 2014 season. He broke off a season-long run of 53 yards in a first half that saw him record a 14-100-1 line despite getting another touchdown vultured (again) by Darren Sproles. In the second half, the Eagles used the lopsided score to back off McCoy with a Thursday Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys on deck. Expect another 20-plus touches in that one for Shady, who now has at least 20 carries in six of the last seven games.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:38:00 PM

LeSean McCoy insisted Wednesday that he's currently the same player he was last year, when he won the rushing title.

McCoy threw his offensive line under the bus a bit, saying, "I've had to earn everything I get this year." That's partially true, but McCoy also isn't beating defenders the hole like he did last year and isn't creating those extra yards like he normally does. Now averaging just 3.71 YPC with two touchdowns, projections have to be lowered even in plus matchups like Sunday's home game against the Titans. He's a low-end RB1.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:19:00 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed 23 times for 88 yards and caught one pass for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Green Bay.

Struggling with his footing on a sloppy Lambeau Field, McCoy slipped down while making cuts repeatedly. He did go over 100 yards on the day, but much of it came in garbage time and he still has just two touchdowns all year. Weekly projections have been reduced, although they should be bumped back up for a Week 12 home game against the Titans. McCoy now has at least 21 carries in five of his last six games.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:00:00 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 12 times for 19 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles' Week 10 clobbering of the Panthers on Monday night.

He caught just one pass for minus-two yards in an extremely disappointing effort when the Eagles hung 45 points on the Panthers. McCoy's one-yard touchdown was of the true vulture variety after Brent Celek reeled in a 37-ayrd pass but was dragged down at the half-yard line. McCoy walked in on the next play for just his second score of the year. After a strong previous four weeks, McCoy just couldn't get moving upfield Monday. He'll get the Packers' weak run defense in Week 11.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 12:05:00 AM

LeSean McCoy has gone over 80 rushing yards in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.

McCoy's slow start and zero touchdowns since Week 2 has owners frustrated. It's time to pounce with a buy-low offer. He continues to run at an extremely high level, averaging 5.28 YPC over his last three games, and got stud C Jason Kelce back Sunday. The touchdowns are going to come and the upcoming schedule is fantastic: Panthers, Packers, Titans, Cowboys. McCoy is going to shatter his current 320-1,244-2 rushing pace.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:56:00 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed 23 times for 117 yards and caught two passes for six yards in Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston.

With stud C Jason Kelce back, there were plenty of lanes for McCoy to exploit. He did just that, going over 100 rushing yards for the second time in three games. Unfortunately, he needed a break after back-to-back long runs in the third quarter, which allowed Chris Polk to come on and vulture a touchdown. Still, McCoy's arrow is point straight up. He'll beat the current 320-1,244-2 rushing line he's on pace for at the midway point. The Eagles face the Panthers poor defense next week.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 06:20:00 PM