There will be a 12th season for LeSean McCoy.
The Eagles’ all-time rusher signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers after spending last year with the Chiefs, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday:
Veteran RB LeSean McCoy reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per @rosenhaussports. “He’s very excited to play with established vets like Brady and Gronk in trying to win another championship,” Rosenhaus said.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2020
The 32-year-old McCoy said back in May on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football he hoped to play one more year.
“This last go-around, man, for the last time, just to put my stamp on my career, and I want to (go) out the way I came in,” he said. “Hard worker, man, with some success. I’ll probably put one more year together, depending on how I feel, but one year for sure, man, just to put my stamp on it.”
McCoy, who had campaigned to rejoin the Eagles, instead joins Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Co. and will presumably back up Ronald Jones, who ran for 724 yards and six TDs last year in his second season out of USC.
Tampa’s other running backs have a combined 16 career carries: 4th-year pro Dare Ogunbowale; rookie 7th-round pick Raymond Calais; Cards waiver pickup T.J. Logan; and undrafted Aga’Cedric Ware.
McCoy, who spent the 2009 through 2014 seasons with the Eagles, has been an unrestricted free agent since March.
Shady has made six Pro Bowls – three with the Eagles, three with the Bills – and has 11,071 career rushing yards, 22nd-most in NFL history.
McCoy’s 14,868 scrimmage yards are 19th-most in NFL history by a running back, and he’s one of only seven players with 10,000 rushing yards and 500 catches.
Every eligible player in NFL history with 12,000 rushing yards has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Last year was a weird one for McCoy, who had 362 rushing yards and a 5.3 average halfway through last season but then got only 32 carries the rest of the season and got only one snap in the entire postseason during the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl.
He still finished his 12th NFL season with a 4.6 average, 14th-highest in the NFL and 10th-highest in NFL history by a back 31 or older with a minimum of 100 carries.
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, the one-time Temple coach, was with the Steelers when McCoy played for Pitt.
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