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Bryce Brown on fantasy radar after LeSean McCoy leaves with apparent hamstring injury

LeSean McCoy

UPDATE: McCoy returned to the game in the second half, saying that his hamstring was “tight.” It will be worth monitoring to see if he injures it further.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with an apparently hamstring injury. McCoy ripped off a long run in the second quarter before falling to the turf without being touched and immediately grabbing the back of his leg.

Should McCoy miss any time, Bryce Brown would become a must-add in fantasy football leagues. Brown has done very little this year since McCoy has been running so well. Savvy McCoy fantasy owners like have Brown on their bench as a handcuff, but now is the time to take advantage if he’s available.

Chip Kelly’s offense racks up yards and gets plenty of production from the running back position, so Brown would have immediate RB2 potential if McCoy is forced to miss next week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Obviously, Eagles fans are hoping McCoy’s injury is just a minor strain or cramp. McCoy was leading the NFL in rushing yards heading into Week 11 and was arguably Philadelphia’s best player on a week-to-week basis.

LeSean McCoy steals a fan’s Redskins flag (GIF)

LeSean-McCoy-Redskins-flagPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy may have caused people to scratch their heads when he showed up to the stadium wearing an Oakland Raiders vest on Sunday, but he was able to quickly redeem himself. Thanks to McCoy, there was one less Washington Redskins flag in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field.

McCoy went over to the sidelines before the game to high-five some fans when a Washington fan started waving a Redskins flag in his face. LeSean quickly snatched the flag out of the fan’s hand, crumpled it up and stormed away with it.

The former Pittsburgh star had himself a banner day before the game even kicked off. See what I did there?

Related: Eagles fans egged Redskins’ bus (Photo)

GIF via SB Nation

LeSean McCoy rocks Raiders vest before game against Redskins

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The Philadelphia Eagles have not been treated all that well by their home fans this season. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that they are 0-4 at Lincoln Financial Field this year. LeSean McCoy doesn’t appear to be all that concerned with kissing up to the people of Philadelphia, as evidenced by his wardrobe selection on Sunday.

For whatever reason, McCoy showed up to the stadium wearing an Oakland Raiders vest. The Eagles and Raiders aren’t rivals or anything, but didn’t McCoy learn anything from the backlash Colin Kaepernick dealt with earlier this year when he wore the hat of another team?

Earlier this week, DeSean Jackson said he would like to hear more cheers than boos from Eagles fans this weekend for a change. If McCoy struggles and fans catch wind of the vest, he may not be given a warm reception.

Photo: Twitter/NFL on ESPN

LeSean McCoy on Pitt missing out on Terrelle Pryor: We couldn’t afford him

Terrelle PryorPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had the line of the day on Wednesday when he joked that his college, the University of Pittsburgh, couldn’t get local recruit Terrelle Pryor out of high school because they couldn’t afford him.

The Eagles are visiting Pryor’s Oakland Raiders on Sunday, which led to McCoy talking about Pryor.

“Yeah, I know him. I tried to recruit him to Pitt. We couldn’t afford him,” McCoy joked, per Matt Lombardo of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly.

Fantastic line.

Pryor was regarded as the top recruit in the country coming out of Jeannette High School, just southeast of Pittsburgh. He initially committed to Pitt and planned to play basketball, but by his senior year he was most interested in playing football at Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon or West Virginia. He eventually chose to play for the Buckeyes and started as a true freshman.

McCoy was a star running back at Pitt from 2007-2008, so the Panthers actually probably had some appeal to Pryor, but maybe just not deep enough pockets. Or maybe their tattoo parlors need some improvement. I kid, I kid.

H/T Ian Rapoport

LeSean McCoy stands by criticism of Knowshon Moreno

LeSean McCoyPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy must have some sort of personal issue with Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno. On Sunday, McCoy took the opportunity to use a tweet from ESPN’s Skip Bayless to point out that he believes Moreno “sucks.” To most, the tweet seemed completely uncalled for. Moreno seemed to agree, and he fired back at Shady after the Denver Broncos’ victory.

McCoy’s tweet was the type we have grown accustomed to seeing players backpedal after sending. Instead, McCoy poked fun at himself on Wednesday when he began his press conference by praising Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin with a smile on his face.

“I just want to say I think Doug Martin is a heck of a running back,” he told reporters, via Shutdown Corner. “He’s one of the better backs in the NFL, for sure.”

Since McCoy was kind enough to bring up the topic, a reporter asked him what he thinks of Moreno.

“I don’t want to talk about the past,” McCoy said. “It is what it is. What I said is what I meant.”

He was then asked if he regrets sending the tweet.

“No,” he said convincingly. “I don’t regret it.”

Even if McCoy does believe Moreno sucks, you would think he’d apologize or say he should not have sent the tweet. It’s not like the Eagles were even paying the Broncos, so the criticism was totally random. That’s why I’m inclined to think there’s a specific reason he doesn’t care for Moreno. Then again, McCoy has been known to use his Twitter account for very stupid things.

LeSean McCoy thinks Knowshon Moreno sucks

LeSean McCoyPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy apparently thinks very little of Knowshon Moreno’s abilities as a running back.

During the Denver Broncos’ game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, McCoy responded to a tweet from ESPN resident idiot Skip Bayless praising Knowshon by saying the Broncos running back sucks.

Well, LeSean, your first mistake is following Skip Bayless on Twitter. Your second mistake is opening your big mouth to bash another player who doesn’t suck. Your third and biggest mistake was reactivating that Twitter account. You should have kept it deactivated following that nasty spat with your baby mama.

UPDATE: Moreno responded after the game. Here’s his tweet:

LeSean McCoy grabs knee in pain, jogs off field

LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy went down in pain during the second quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles-Kansas City Chiefs game on Thursday night, but he was able to jog off the field despite his possible knee injury.

McCoy took an inside handoff from Michael Vick on second and 10 from Eagles territory. He ran 18 yards for a first down before being tackled. He immediately grabbed his knee in pain. McCoy appeared to be hurting badly and unbuckled his helmet as he was on the ground.

NFL Network went to a commercial while McCoy was receiving attention, but when they returned from the break, McCoy was seen jogging off the field. He then walked into the locker room on his own.

The Eagles have termed it a “right leg” issue for now. Any time you see a player look like they’re in as much pain as he was, you have to be highly concerned.

UPDATE: McCoy did not start the second half, but he returned to action on their opening drive of the third quarter. He broke a long run a possession later and seemed to be fine.