By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles are in desperate need of a starting running back. But they likely won’t have that role filled by Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Yet, they are talking about a possible trade. The Eagles have talked to the Buffalo Bills officials about starting running back LeSean McCoy.
It will likely take a draft pick, or potentially two, to acquire McCoy if Eagles Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman is willing to make the deal. Last season, he traded a second-round draft pick to acquire Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins.
On Sunday, Ajayi went down for the season with a torn ACL. Now, the team is looking for a back to carry the load while the other backs stay in a backup role.
McCoy began his career with the Eagles before being dealt to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso by former head coach Chip Kelly. Alonso played under Kelly with the Oregon Ducks.
The 30-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native has made four starts with the Bills this season. He has 45 carries for 170 yards. He has not scored a touchdown yet.
His best game of the season came in the Bills last game against the Tennessee Titans, where he had 24 carries for 85 yards. He also had two receptions for 23 yards in the game.
Prior to Sunday’s contest, his best game came in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers when he had nine carries for 39 yards. He had a season-high four receptions for 29 yards against the Chargers.
As a member of the Bills, he has started 47 straight games. He has 769 carries for 3,470 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also has 151 receptions for 1,160 yards and five touchdowns.
McCoy spent six seasons with the Eagles. He made 90 appearances, including 76 starts. He had 1,461 carries for 6,792 yards with 44 touchdowns. He is the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.
He also made 300 receptions for 2,282 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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