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LeSean McCoy gets WWE championship belt after winning rushing title

LeSean McCoy WWE belt

LeSean McCoy won the rushing title after rushing for 131 yards in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 on Sunday, and he celebrated with a WWE championship belt.

McCoy had the shiny belt hanging on his shoulder as he conducted his postgame interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya. Tafoya asked Shady what the belt was all about.

“It’s a joke, my financial advisor is from Texas and told me he was going to give me a rushing title belt if we won the game. So here it is,” McCoy explained.

McCoy finished with 1,607 rushing yards to become the first Eagles player since Steve Van Buren in 1949 to win a rushing title. But the real issue wasn’t him winning the rushing title, but the WWE belt he had on. Even LeBron James wanted one:

LeBron, you’ll probably have to talk to Vince McMahon about that. If not Vince, it looks like John Cena or The Rock are willing to help out.

LeSean McCoy wants Tony Romo to play

LeSean McCoyTony Romo is expected to miss the Dallas Cowboys’ season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday due to a herniated disk in his back, according to a report from ESPN. However, team owner Jerry Jones said on Monday evening that there is nothing structurally wrong with Romo’s back and that he could suit up if he feels up to it. That could simply be a smoke screen from Jones, but LeSean McCoy is hoping it’s the truth.

Rather than facing an ice-cold Kyle Orton in the most crucial game of the year, McCoy wants the Eagles to have a chance to earn a playoff spot by facing Romo. McCoy was stunned he was told Romo could miss the game.

“I don’t believe that. Are you for sure?” he asked on his weekly radio show on 94WIP, via The Philadelphia Daily News. “I would love to have Romo out there. You want your best. You want everybody playing in the showdown for the NFC East title. You wait this long and put everything into it? The hard training in the offseason, get the new coach … We’re finally here at the last game … You put all your chips on the table … We’re all in.”

I’m sure the Eagles wouldn’t mind facing Orton if it gives them a better chance to make the playoffs. McCoy said what you would expect one of the league’s best players to say, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. No matter how many times Romo has choked in clutch situations, the prospect of facing Orton in front of 100,000 Cowboys fans has to sound more appealing.

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

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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.