The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of backfield help after Jay Ajayi went down for the season with a torn ACL, and they may be looking to bring back a dynamic running back who began his career with the team.
Josh Reed of WIVB in Buffalo reports that the Eagles have reached out to the Bills to discuss the possibility of trading for LeSean McCoy.
The #Eagles have reached out to the #Bills about a possible trade for LeSean McCoy, per source. Philly just lost RB Jay Ajayi for the season due to a torn ACL. McCoy spent the first 6 seasons of his career with the Eagles and is the franchise all-time leading rusher.
McCoy is off to a slow start with Buffalo this season, and he is scheduled to count roughly $9 million against the salary cap in 2019. His days with the Bills seem numbered, so it would not be a surprise if they decided to trade him to get something in return before inevitably parting ways with him this offseason.
There has already been talk about Philadelphia potentially pursuing a trade for another star running back, but a deal like that seems like it would be more difficult to pull off. Doug Pederson had been using a running back-by-committee approach with Ajayi, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement before Ajayi went down, and Darren Sproles could also return soon from injury. Don’t expect the Eagles to overspend for someone like McCoy, but they could pull the trigger if the price is right.
Through five week of the NFL season, we’re getting a much better sense of the contenders and teams that will be picking high in next year’s draft. Some players’ seasons have taken off, while others are struggling. For those in the latter group, there is still time for a turnaround.
Here’s a look at 10 players who badly need to turn things around.
Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys
The Cowboys looked like they were set at the quarterback position for a very long time when Prescott burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2016, but he has been quite underwhelming since. Dallas has basically had no passing game this season, and that is one of the main reasons they are off to a 2-3 start. Prescott has just five touchdowns compared to four interceptions in five starts. Teams are challenging the Cowboys to throw by loading up to stop Ezekiel Elliott, and Prescott hasn’t looked up to the challenge. That could have a lot to do with not having playmakers like Dez Bryant and Jason Witten to throw to, but Dak needs to pick things up if the Cowboys want to make a run at the postseason. Luckily the NFC East is in bad enough shape where there’s still time.
Delicia Cordon, the former girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, has gone on the record to accuse him of orchestrating an attack that saw her pistol whipped and robbed.
At a press conference Friday, Cordon said her home was broken into by a masked man on July 9, who pistol whipped her and stole jewelry. Cordon believes McCoy set up the attack because items he had gifted her in the past seemed specifically targeted.
The identity of the assailant is still unknown, and Cordon is offering a $40,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
“LeSean said he’s gonna deal with all this after his season,” Cordon said, via TMZ. “I don’t have that option. I have to deal with this every day.”
LeSean McCoy is dealing with what sounds like a painful injury that he suffered in Sunday’s loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, but it remains unclear if he will miss time going forward.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that McCoy is dealing with cracked rib cartilage, which is an injury he has had in the past. He’s considered questionable for Buffalo’s Week 3 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, and Bills coach Sean McDermott termed McCoy “day-to-day” on Monday.
Sean McDermott terms LeSean McCoy as day-to-day with is rib injury.
The Bills have been horrendous through the first two weeks of the season, and the last thing they need is to be without their best offensive player for any amount of time. They already lost one veteran in Week 2 when cornerback Vontae Davis literally retired in the middle of the game.
Like most of his teammates, McCoy is off to a slow start in 2018. He has 61 total rushing yards on 16 attempts and has not found the end zone. It initially seemed like the Bills would have to worry about him getting into legal trouble, but now his health is the biggest concern.
LeSean McCoy has been under investigation since July after his ex-girlfriend was beaten and robbed at a home owned by the star running back, but he is not expected to face legal action or discipline from the NFL.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Sunday that an investigation involving McCoy is still ongoing in Georgia, but no evidence has been turned up that would warrant charging McCoy with a crime. While the NFL could suspend McCoy or place him on the commissioner’s exempt list regardless of how the investigation plays out, the belief is that he is not in danger of being suspended.
McCoy’s ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, suffered multiple injuries when she was robbed by a man holding a gun and wearing a mask. She told police the attacker demanded specific items of jewelry that were given to her by McCoy, and Cordon believed McCoy had set her up. A previous report indicated that McCoy recently went to a judge in an attempt to have Cordon evicted from a home he owns.
Police are still investigating a July attack on LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend, but the star running back will not be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list despite the allegations the woman made against him.
On Monday, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to Mark Maske of the Washington Post that there has been no change to McCoy’s status. That means he will be eligible to play on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills begin their season with a road game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Police have been investigating a home invasion that took place at a home owned by McCoy over a month ago. His ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, was living there at the time, and McCoy has been accused of sending people to the home to beat and rob her. McCoy claims he has not had contact with Cordon or any of the people involved with her in months.
Adrian Peterson was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list back in 2014 after he was accused of abusing his son. There has been speculation that the same could happen to McCoy given the disturbing allegations against him, but the league does not feel that is necessary at this time.
Cordon filed a personal injury lawsuit against McCoy and his friend, Tamarcus Porter, on Friday in Fulton County court. In the lawsuit, Cordon is seeking $133,000 in damages for jewelry she says she was robbed of, among other damages. She alleges McCoy changed security codes at the home, which she claims was a big part of what led to the July 10 event.
The basis of the lawsuit is McCoy changed the security system codes and “intentionally permitted a hazardous condition to exist on the premises,” and thus, “defendants are liable for the assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress suffered by the Plaintiff" https://t.co/fhUpdG6jVA
Perhaps more explosively, Cordon also alleged in her filing that McCoy beat his dog and son frequently.
Delicia Cordon's lawsuit against LeSean McCoy also makes mention that, “By the summer of 2017, Plaintiff and McCoy would argue over McCoy beating his dog and beating his son frequently, as well as other issues."
Every NFL team has that one offensive player who makes his team go. It can often be the quarterback, but some offenses are built around a talented running back or a dominant No. 1 receiver.
Which offensive player is most vital to each team’s success? Which player does everyone look to to get it done when it’s most needed? Here’s a look.
Arizona Cardinals — David Johnson, RB
It’s not really a coincidence that the Cardinals struggled so much last season after Johnson suffered a season-ending wrist injury after just 11 carries in the season opener. The 26-year-old scored 20 touchdowns the year before, so losing him meant the absence of their biggest playmaker. He should be ready to go this season, and Arizona will be desperate for him to return to the form that saw him lead the NFL with 2,118 yards from scrimmage in 2016.
Atlanta Falcons — Julio Jones, WR
The Falcons will want to get Jones’s contract situation squared away as quickly as possible, because Matt Ryan needs him. His yardage numbers are incredible, and he’s collected at least 1,400 yards receiving in every season since 2014, even in spite of the occasional health issue. 1,500 yards is well within reach for Jones if he is healthy in 2018.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will report to training camp on Wednesday as usual, according to a report.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Monday that McCoy is expected in camp on Wednesday, and at least for the moment, he’ll be treated no differently than any other veteran.
#Bills RB LeSean McCoy is reporting to the #Bills training camp with the rest of the veterans on Wednesday, sources tell @MikeGarafolo and me. Unless his status changes with the league — it hasn’t — the team is expected to treat him like any other player.
McCoy is the subject of domestic violence allegations, but the league has not yet acted and probably won’t in the near future. That may change down the line, but for now, it’s business as usual for the veteran running back and his team.
LeSean McCoy’s girlfriend Delicia Cordon had been staying at a house owned by the NFL star for an extended period of time, but she has decided to move out after she was violently attacked earlier this month.
According to TMZ, Cordon moved out of the Alpharetta, Ga., home less than a week after a masked man broke in, pistol whipped her and robbed her. She is reportedly moving to a home she considers more safe and has hired private security.
A previous report from TMZ indicated McCoy had gone to a judge seeking to have Cordon evicted from the home. Cordon responded by telling the judge McCoy had recently given her a “substantial gift” and discussed marriage with her. She also said McCoy sent some friends and family members to remove items from the home when she was away, but police put a stop to it after she saw what was going on via a live security feed.
McCoy has denied having any involvement in the attack on Cordon, but the victim’s legal team strongly insinuated that she believes McCoy set her up. The NFL and the Buffalo Bills are investigating the incident, and it would not be a surprise if McCoy is suspended to start the 2018 season.