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Extension for LeSean McCoy could be on Eagles menu

LeSean McCoy, Jeffrey Lurie AP

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is still waiting for a contract extension that doesn’t appear likely to come anytime soon.

Is it possible that the Eagles would lock up their young running back LeSean McCoy before Jackson?

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer believes an offer for McCoy could be “in the offing” around November if the third-year back continues his expected development in the Eagles offense.

“I feel this is the year I separate myself from all the other backs,” said McCoy. “You have an elite group of guys. You got the guys that are up and coming, and then you go to the average guys. So I’m trying to get up there with the elite guys, and I think this is the year it happens.”

We think it can happen too.  The Eagles may run more because of their pass protection issues. McCoy is a fabulous receiver that has steadily improved in his two seasons.

He’s seemingly done the impossible in Philly: Replace Brian Westbrook with virtually no drop-off.

McCoy and Jackson share an agent (Drew Rosenhaus), so it would be tricky for the Eagles to extend McCoy first. Perhaps both deals can get done.

Either way, we think this is the year McCoy starts getting talked about as one of the game’s best.  He piled up over 1,600 yards from scrimmage last year and that number should only rise.

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50 Responses to “Extension for LeSean McCoy could be on Eagles menu”
  1. seanmmartin says: Sep 8, 2011 3:03 PM

    Eagles 9-7 miss playoffs. Vick hurt week 9, leaves team with 7-1 record

  2. seanmmartin says: Sep 8, 2011 3:03 PM

    MOAR ON MANNINGATE

  3. talkintrashallday says: Sep 8, 2011 3:05 PM

    over-rated

  4. beckzhere says: Sep 8, 2011 3:06 PM

    BEAST!

  5. packulak says: Sep 8, 2011 3:07 PM

    are the enron accountants doing their books? How do they have any cap room for extensions?

  6. mimitaroo says: Sep 8, 2011 3:10 PM

    Mclane also said that the Mcnabb to Oakland trade was a done deal a couple years ago. Dudes a douche.

  7. notrelated says: Sep 8, 2011 3:11 PM

    “We think it can happen too. The Eagles may run more because of their pass protection issues. McCoy is a fabulous receiver that has steadily improved in his two seasons.”

    Haha, fall into that trap. I dare you.

  8. mikea311 says: Sep 8, 2011 3:12 PM

    don’t you need a good line to open the holes?

  9. terrellblowens says: Sep 8, 2011 3:13 PM

    McCoy is amazing but gets lost behind all the Eagles’ big names. He will have an outstanding season

  10. dclogicatlast says: Sep 8, 2011 3:13 PM

    Guy’s is a beast. Not many backs can do what he does in both the run and pass game.

  11. scudbot says: Sep 8, 2011 3:15 PM

    39 of the 53 players on Green Bay’s roster have never been with another team. Eagles should take care of their own first, not last.

  12. tigrrrr says: Sep 8, 2011 3:16 PM

    Eagles will be doomed, no matter who they extend, until they rid themselves of Vick.

  13. souljalb says: Sep 8, 2011 3:17 PM

    I just got a contract extension before DeSean and I only play with Eagles on Madden 12! Give the dude a break

  14. klunge says: Sep 8, 2011 3:20 PM

    Good. He’s more valuable to the team than Jackson.

  15. conspiracygenerator says: Sep 8, 2011 3:22 PM

    Mikea311, it’s called screen passes, something the Eagles do the best of any team in the NFL….that’s why they said 1,600 YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE, not 1,600 RUSHING yards….People have and will call me crazy, but I took McCoy #2 overall in my fantasy draft. Haters gonna hate, but when Vick is running for his life, who’s he going to check it down to 95% of the time? McCoy. BOOM. Fantasy stud. Eat it.

  16. phillyphever says: Sep 8, 2011 3:23 PM

    mikea311 says:
    Sep 8, 2011 3:12 PM

    don’t you need a good line to open the holes?

    There’s a difference between pass blocking and run blocking. That OL might be good at run blocking.

  17. tbpdog says: Sep 8, 2011 3:24 PM

    he isn’t an elite back and won’t be because teams don’t go into games vs the Eagles trying to stop him, they try and stop Vick and Jackson 1st and foremost. When teams played vs Philly in Westbrook’s day they always tried to stop him 1st and he still produced. Lets see Shady perform against 8-9 man fronts all day like the elite backs.

    Shady calling himself elite………typical Philly big mouth…that team is full of them

  18. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 8, 2011 3:25 PM

    @ packulak

    4 guys just took paycuts.

  19. Land Snark says: Sep 8, 2011 3:25 PM

    If Jackson isn’t the next to be extended he should see the writing on the wall and just play the open market in free agency.

    Obviously he’s not high on the priority list for the Eagles.

  20. notrelated says: Sep 8, 2011 3:31 PM

    @tbpdog

    That may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. I feel dumber for even having to read it.

  21. snowpea84 says: Sep 8, 2011 3:34 PM

    No one respects Vicks passing abilities so the line will be blitzed and the box will be packed.

  22. bleedgreen says: Sep 8, 2011 3:42 PM

    Ha, ignorant haters. He didn’t call himself Elite. He said he wants to get himself into the group of elite backs. He said he’s not there yet. If he said “nah, i’ll just hang out with the guys that are OK in this league but nothing special” what would you say?

  23. americankris says: Sep 8, 2011 3:43 PM

    mccoy will win the mvp with 1000 yards rushing and receiving

  24. skulman7 says: Sep 8, 2011 3:46 PM

    @tbpdog

    Where did he say he is elite? He’s saying that he’s hoping that after this season he will be considered in the elite tier. “I’m trying to get up there with the elite guys, and I think this is the year it happens.”

  25. tigrrrr says: Sep 8, 2011 3:48 PM

    “mikea311 says:
    Sep 8, 2011 3:12 PM

    don’t you need a good line to open the holes?

    There’s a difference between pass blocking and run blocking. That OL might be good at run blocking.”

    … But they are NOT!!!

  26. cav2ya says: Sep 8, 2011 3:48 PM

    “Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer believes an offer for McCoy could be “in the offing” around November”

    seriously? in the offing?
    And, he believes? this whole article is nothing but a bunch of guesses.

    here’s one you can write an article about and you can quote me,
    “I believe that PFT will, in the near future, learn to use spell check and stop writing crap stories. Who’s only motivation is to get page hits for NBC.”

  27. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 8, 2011 3:53 PM

    @ scudbot

    Their most important player is Charles Woodson. Most of those 39 are very replaceable.

  28. We'reFineThere says: Sep 8, 2011 3:53 PM

    Scudbot’s comment makes no sense outside of his desire to troll about the Packers. McCoy has a 4 year contract and has only played 2 of them. I’d say it is a pretty reasonable time to start talking about extending him.

  29. laeaglefan says: Sep 8, 2011 3:55 PM

    If the Eagles have any intention of keeping DeSean Jackson, they CANNOT extend McCoy first. That would be sending the ultimate message to Jackson that he’s not so important to their future plans after all. Although, I strongly suspect that the delay in Jackson’s extension is not so much that the Eagles don’t want to do a deal, but that Jackson is demanding a ridiculous amount of money. I don’t blame the Eagles for not jumping on it, if that’s the case.

  30. esg6string says: Sep 8, 2011 4:02 PM

    1) Enough with the Eagles taking care of their own guys last line of BS. Try some logical thinking for a change. They couldn’t extend Jackson last year because of the rules. They could do anything until the lockout was lifted and then it was right into FA. Why in the world would you worry about a guy currently under contract even though he’s severely under paid when there are guys out there that you could miss out on if you sit on your hands worrying about your own guys first? If he was a FA then yes you go after him first but since he’s not he waits his turn until everything else is settle. That’s now BTW.

    2) As per tbpdog’s comments. Read again he never called himself elite. He wants to get there but never says he is. And as far as Westbrook goes he was great but he also had a MUCH better line to run behind for most of his run.

    Name the big mouths on the Eagles squad and what they’ve said recently. There’s Young with the Dream Team gate and then…..no one else. The Eagles typically don’t run their mouths under Reid. He doesn’t allow it.

    More than 8 mil under the cap. Yeah they have room for extensions.

  31. sdffa11 says: Sep 8, 2011 4:04 PM

    tbpdog says: Sep 8, 2011 3:24 PM

    he isn’t an elite back and won’t be because teams don’t go into games vs the Eagles trying to stop him, they try and stop Vick and Jackson 1st and foremost. When teams played vs Philly in Westbrook’s day they always tried to stop him 1st and he still produced. Lets see Shady perform against 8-9 man fronts all day like the elite backs.

    Shady calling himself elite………typical Philly big mouth…that team is full of them

    ^what a hater? seem like the idiot fans of other teams dont know how to read since mccoy DIDNT CALL HIMSELF ELITE.

    westbrook was the guy to stop in 2000s because he was the ONLY guy to stop. its not mccoys fault that he is surrounded by top talent.

    just because the colts have peyton doesn’t mean wayne, clark and others are elite at their position, dumb schmuck.

  32. scudbot says: Sep 8, 2011 4:14 PM

    Ignorant Eaglespeak.: Their most important player is Charles Woodson. Most of those 39 are very replaceable.” Yeah, you’re right. Bring in lots of FAs and diss the home grown guys. Good idea.

  33. pthompson1187 says: Sep 8, 2011 4:26 PM

    Haha poor desean. Everyone else is getting an extension besides him. Guess the front office is sending a message. You publicly complain for a new contract we teach you a lesson.

  34. losvandam says: Sep 8, 2011 4:28 PM

    eagles=Miami Heat. team full of tools. get ready for the huge let down. bwah bwah bwah

  35. smellsmalicious says: Sep 8, 2011 4:37 PM

    scudbot says:
    Sep 8, 2011 3:15 PM
    39 of the 53 players on Green Bay’s roster have never been with another team. Eagles should take care of their own first, not last.

    ———————–

    yeah mccoy is their own, genius. they drafted him.

  36. We'reFineThere says: Sep 8, 2011 4:41 PM

    Only DeSean is being “dissed” and we do not know the whole story (how much he is asking). I do not know the exact number but I bet the Eagles were around 39 homegrown players last year as well. That is how they were able to afford all of these 1 year deals. The 2010 talent of the Eagles and Packers was not that far off considering it was 5 point game and the Eagles helped you into the playoffs anyway. The team would be stupid to not take the discounts these FA players are willing to take.

  37. seabreezes51 says: Sep 8, 2011 4:52 PM

    Negotiations are a two way street. DeSean will get what his agent brings in.
    If he wants too much, he won’t get it.

  38. howmnyplayoffwinsugot says: Sep 8, 2011 4:55 PM

    Packer fans are ridik, dude you’re team was trash for yearrrrrrs. When i think of green and yellow all i picture is your beloved Favre having those 4INT games. Did anyone even notice they won a superbowl last yr? I kinda forgot, with the lockout and all. I guess thats why you hicks keep reminding everyone.

  39. 5xchamp says: Sep 8, 2011 5:00 PM

    hey esg6string,
    how about Ron Mexico ? didnt he say you cant design a defense to stop me, or something like that ? hhhmmmmm…..
    sounds like another statement to me ….
    yeah, fat boy really has a grip on him, what a good soldier that gem is, before you know it he will be flippin off the fans at the stinc…..
    just got a payday, the end is near… hahahahha

  40. eaglesblow says: Sep 8, 2011 5:23 PM

    The 2010 talent of the Eagles and Packers was not that far off considering it was 5 point game and the Eagles helped you into the playoffs anyway.

    =============

    So I guess the cowboys and Eagles were not that far apart since it was a 3 point game (with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant not playing).

  41. Nikhil Balakumar says: Sep 8, 2011 5:23 PM

    where is all this cap room coming from?

  42. kspl1 says: Sep 8, 2011 5:37 PM

    I’m an eagles fan, but this bs with not signing desean is just terrible

  43. lbdpatch says: Sep 8, 2011 5:41 PM

    EAGLES will do very well this year. Nobody ever said they will win every game. They will go 12-4 this and prove all of you blow holes wrong.

  44. scudbot says: Sep 8, 2011 6:18 PM

    smellsmalicious says:
    yeah mccoy is their own, genius. they drafted him.

    Duh. Exactly my point. Extend him.

  45. zeussuperman says: Sep 8, 2011 6:31 PM

    snowpea84 says: Sep 8, 2011 3:34 PM

    No one respects Vicks passing abilities so the line will be blitzed and the box will be packed.

    —————————-

    I hope that team stacking the box has two elite corners, because Maclin and Jackson are going to be testing the backfield if that’s the case.

    And if you do, I hope you don’t send too many blitzing LBs. Still gotta worry about Steve Smith and Jason Avant.

  46. mojosmagic says: Sep 8, 2011 6:37 PM

    Desean a free word of advice; occupy want to play for the Eagles and receive a new contract fire Drew Rosehaus.

  47. phillychzstk2012 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:31 PM

    he isn’t an elite back and won’t be because teams don’t go into games vs the Eagles trying to stop him, they try and stop Vick and Jackson 1st and foremost. When teams played vs Philly in Westbrook’s day they always tried to stop him 1st and he still produced. Lets see Shady perform against 8-9 man fronts all day like the elite backs.

    —————————————————

    8-9 man fronts? okay go ahead run that D…theyres a couple of “okay” receivers on the outside who can take advantage of 1 on 1 coverage. you’d be an idiot to focus on 1 player on the Eagles offence

  48. bleedgreen says: Sep 8, 2011 7:44 PM

    Not only do you have to worry about Maclin, Jackson, Avant, Smith… but also McCoy, Ronnie Brown and Brent Celek as well.

  49. greymares says: Sep 8, 2011 8:03 PM

    as far as D. Jackson there has to be a dispute on value i feel the Eagles view him as a punt returner, with 1 trick receiver skills (speed) he has very average hands and not big enough to go over the middle. is he exciting?abolutely. but worth the big bucks, absolutely not.

  50. eaglesblow says: Sep 8, 2011 8:23 PM

    Not only do you have to worry about Maclin, Jackson, Avant, Smith… but also McCoy, Ronnie Brown and Brent Celek as well.

    =============

    you only planning on having 3 offensive linemen on the field or what?

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