The Eagles had five players selected to the initial Pro Bowl roster this year and they are back to five despite guard Evan Mathis joining his teammates on the team.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that running back LeSean McCoy has pulled out of the game because of an injury. There are no details about the nature of the injury, although McCoy did ding his knee in the season-ending win over the Giants. McLane reports that it isn’t believed to be serious.
McCoy is set to make $9.75 million for the Eagles and carried a cap number just under $12 million, which led to speculation that the team will revisit his contract this offseason. McCoy said that he’s “sure we can work something out” so that McCoy remains in Philadelphia.
No replacement has been named for McCoy yet. Packers running back Eddie Lacy, Bengals rookie Jeremy Hill and Dolphins tailback Lamar Miller are potential replacements among the crew of alternates.