LeSean McCoy Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LeSean McCoy

Longtime NFL veteran running back LeSean McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the veteran minimum. McCoy, a reigning Super Bowl champion, spent the 2019 season with the Kansas City Chiefs but has also played for the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles.

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After spending the majority of the 2019 offseason with the Buffalo Bills, McCoy missed final cuts just days before the start of the season. The longtime veteran running back landed on his feet, reuniting with former head coach Andy Reid in Kansas City. After starting the season in a timeshare with Damien Williams, McCoy eventually fell out of favor with the Chiefs. Despite recording 4.6 yards-per-carry over the course of the season, McCoy ended up being a healthy scratch in Super Bowl LIV.

McCoy initially entered the league as a second-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles, McCoy immediately played a key role in Philadelphia’s offense. Appearing in all 16 games, the Pittsburgh product recorded 637 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 155 carries to go along with 308 receiving yards on 40 receptions. His role in the offense only grew from there, as McCoy earned two separate First-Team All-Pro nominations and three Pro Bowl selections during his six-year career with the Eagles.

Prior to the 2014 season, former head coach Chip Kelly traded LeSean McCoy to the Eagles in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. During McCoy’s first season in Buffalo, the established veteran recorded 895 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 203 carries to along with 32 receptions for 292 yards and one touchdown. Despite missing four games, McCoy still managed to snap a spot on the Pro Bowl roster.

Throughout the course of his 11-year career. McCoy has recorded 11,071 rushing yards and 73 touchdowns to go along with 503 receptions for 3,797 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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