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Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

Posted on: November 6, 2011 10:27 am
Could McCoy get paid before Rice and Forte? (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Running backs Ray Rice and Matt Forte came into the season looking for new contracts. Both players are integral to the success of their respective offenses, and both are in the final year of their rookie contracts. It also appears like both could receive the franchise tag after the season (they can thank Chris Johnson's no-show effort in 2011 for that).

One running back who could be in the money in the near future: the Eagles' LeSean McCoy. A league source tells's Mike Florio that Philly and McCoy have been quietly negotiating a contract that would replace his rookie deal, which expires after 2012.

McCoy, who has rushed for 754 yards and scored six touchdowns through eight weeks, is making $525,000 this season. He's also averaging 5.6 yards per carry and is coming off his best peformance of the year, a 185-yard, two-touchdown effort against the Cowboys.

The great irony: two teams that rely heavily on their running games -- the Ravens and Bears -- appear to be in no hurry to pay their workhorse backs while the pass-happy Eagles could be in the process of extending McCoy.

After a win over the Cowboys last week, the Philadelphia Eagles look to repeat this week as they host the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field.'s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz break down this Monday night matchup. 

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Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:33 am

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

I agree that D-Jax is looking more and more like he will not get the contract he wants from the Eagles. Unfortunatley for him, His takeing plays off and unhappy atitude is not helping him. D-jax is a big play guy but he is not the best receiver on the Eagles. I was at the game last night and watched Djax away from the ball and he takes plays off, hs no ability to get open on any type of press coverage and nowplays like his big past performances should carry him. He can't go over the middle anymore and will not be a big time player in 3 years, which the Eagles know and he does not. In the NFL, you have to keep playing thorugh th eunwanted contract to get paid and he is not. and save the talk about intangibles. He needs to make more big plays if plans on getting paid.

Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 3:41 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

D-Jax is gone after this year.  He's beyond agitated about the deal by now...and when he gets wind that Shady is getting his done before him, you can forget it.  Drew will have him on the market Day #1 after the Super Bowl.  It'll be time to start working Riley Cooper in or keep Steve Smith.  I love Jackson and hope that I'm wrong, but do not think that Rosenhaus isn't telling him that it is time to get your money and it will be elsewhere.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 2:54 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

Good points 303. Jeremy Maclin, in my opinion, is the best WR on the team. Desean needs to evolve into Wes Welker 3.0 -- shorten his routes and let him get into space, as opposed to trying to out run the coverage every time. 

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 9:23 am

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

     303eaglefan, I agree 100%.  McCoy has tremendous versatility, like Brian Westbrook did.  If Philly is smart, they will lock him up ASAP with a long-term deal.  I like Jackson also but McCoy is a reliable chain-mover and gets more touches which makes him top priority right now over Jackson.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: November 6, 2011 8:43 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

The eagles will pay jackson but this season will determine just how much he gets. This is exactly why he is not paid yet because it's hard to be the 70 yard td guy every week and every year. He has to become a better route runner. Teams are covering the deep threat so he'll have to work better underneath. This week vs the Bears will be a great test of how jackson has progressed as a complet Wr. We know the Bears play mostly zone so route running is key against these types of defenses. If jackson wants to get paid he has got to comtinue to make plays. If he does there is no way the eagles let him go. The eagles will pay you as long as you are making plays.

Mccoy needs to get paid and be done with. It would be nice to pay him now as opposed to the off season when he has time to think about his new riches. either way this kid is greatness waitng to happen.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:33 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

maybe because desean jackson isnt worth the money he wants. it helps to run routes too not just straight lines like jacksons good at.

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:33 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

look on the bright side.  They know they need McCoy, so hopefully they will continue to pound him for 25+ touches a game.

and for the record, i would hate to see jackson play for any other team.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:08 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

Stonehands DeSean really isn't worth signing.  The Eagles offense looks much better going through Vick, McCoy, Maclin and Celek. 

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:19 pm

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

If I'm DeSean, I see the Eagles give Vick $100 Million, now they are going to negotiate a new contract for McCoy, I play out my contract this year and sign with another team next year BUT one big problem is that the Eagles will probably list DeSean with the Franchise Tag if he tries to do that so they get 2 1st round picks if DeSean leaves.  I know there is no way that DSean can be happy once he hears about this though.

Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:54 am

Report: Eagles, McCoy negotiating new contract

Maybe they will get rid of DeSean and the 49ers can come in and sign him too. I wish that could come true. I do agree though I don't undersatnd why they don't give DeSean a new contract. He is a huge valuable part of the offense. He's not quite as big as McCoy, but still a huge part.

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