LeSean McCoy: Some teams have reached out, looking for right fit

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Veteran running back LeSean McCoy played sparingly for the Buccaneers last season and he was out of the lineup for the Chiefs down the stretch in 2019, but he’s not ready to call an end to his playing career.

McCoy was a guest on NFL Network Tuesday and said that he considered retiring after running 10 times for 31 yards for the Buccaneers last season. He’s put those thoughts on hold and is pitching himself as “a veteran that wants to win, knows how to win and how to be a great teammate and leader.”

“I’ve had some talks to my agent Drew Rosenahaus. I was contemplating retirement. I’ve had some teams reach out. I think right now it’s just all about being in shape, being ready for the call and also the right road, the right fit,” McCoy said. “I want to go to a team where I can compete. I want to go to a team where I can contribute. And make a playoff, hopefully championship run. That’s the biggest thing, I think from winning two championships it’s hard to go to a team where you don’t see anything happening. That’s something that I think about winding my career down and I’m about to finish out. I want to go somewhere so I can have some fun and win.”

There may not be a lot of teams with space for a veteran backup who doesn’t play special teams and whose best days are several years in the past, but all it will take is one for McCoy to play a 13th NFL season.

21 responses to “LeSean McCoy: Some teams have reached out, looking for right fit

  1. The game where Fournette got deactivated, Shady came in and played pretty well. He’s definitely lost a step, but I could see a team want him in their RB room.

    Whether that’s going to be a contending team is a whole other story.

  2. Happy retirement. Can’t blame him for trying to get one more signing bonus, but his on field contributions are next to nothing.

  3. Someone will sign him after week one so his contract won’t be guaranteed.

  4. McCoy like Gore and Peterson at this point in their careers best option is to stay in shape and wait for an injury in preseason or if they have to wait into the regular season. No one was going after Devonte Freeman last year and then Saquan went down.

  5. He maybe should have contemplated retirement a little harder. He had “the right fit” the last 2 seasons and couldn’t get or stay on the field.

  6. He basically would have to be a third head in a three headed backfield. Or as we like to call it in New England “when you have four running backs and four quarterbacks, you have zero running backs and zero quarterbacks.”

  7. Living in TB I can tell you he’s done. As we always say Father Time is undefeated.

  8. Shady could absolutely help if a team had injury issues. He isn’t what he was, but he can still help a team if needed.

  9. rjpatsfan says:
    July 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm
    To be honest he’s better off retiring.


    Tell that to his checking account.

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