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LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Running Back #25
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 198 lb.
College:Pittsburgh
Age:32
Born:July 12, 1988
Drafted:2009 / Rd. 2 (53)
Draft Team:PHI

LeSean McCoy: Signs with Tampa Bay

McCoy has signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The addition of McCoy gives the Bucaneers' backfield added depth and experience to go along with returnees Ronald Jones and Dare Ogunbowale, along with rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn. At 32, McCoy may not be up for every-down duties, but he could prove useful as a pass-catching back in the team's Tom Brady helmed offense.

July 30, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Hoping for Philly return?

McCoy believes he could be a fit with the Eagles, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. "I could see that," McCoy said Wednesday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football. "I'm going to keep my options open, though. I could see myself there in Philly. Like I said, that's home, so you never know."

Analysis: Philadelphia's backfield is among the least experienced in the league, with 25-year-old Corey Clement serving as the elder statesmen while second-year pro Miles Sanders is the only one with 175 or more touches in the NFL. The soon-to-be 32-year-old McCoy lands on the other end of the spectrum, perhaps losing a couple steps after piling up 2,950 touches across 11 pro seasons. He averaged 4.6 yards on 101 carries for the Chiefs last year, but between fumbles (three) and his inefficient receiving work (6.5 yards per catch), McCoy found himself on the inactive list by the time the Chiefs reached the AFC Championship Game and then the Super Bowl. A return to Philadelphia likely would mean battling for backup work behind Sanders, with a spot on the 53-man roster not necessarily guaranteed.

May 14, 2020 6:36 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Wants to play two more years

McCoy is not considering retirement and said Sunday "I really just want to play two more years," ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: McCoy, still a free agent, compiled a solid 465 yards and four touchdowns on 101 carries (4.6 YPC) across 13 regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019. However, he did see his utilization decline down the stretch of the season, culminating in his being a healthy scratch during the Super Bowl. The 31-year-old also noted that he's fully healthy, saying "my body feels good," and said that he wants to provide a veteran presence within a competing team's backfield. At this point it looks likely that the six-time Pro Bowler will have to wait until after the 2020 NFL Draft, which boasts a deep and talented running back class, to latch on with a new team.

April 12, 2020 4:12 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Likely leaving Kansas City

McCoy isn't going to re-sign with the Chiefs, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: McCoy played just one snap in the playoffs, including a healthy scratch for the Super Bowl. However, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry during the regular season, his best mark since 2016 and perhaps a sign that he can still contribute to an NFL team. The veteran running back will turn 32 in July.

March 5, 2020 9:57 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Inactive for Super Bowl

McCoy is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl against the 49ers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With McCoy a healthy scratch Sunday, Damien Williams will continue to head the Chiefs' backfield, while Darwin Thompson is on hand to work in a complementary role. McCoy's contract with Kansas City expires after the current season and it' seems unlikely he'll be back with the team for the 2020 campaign.

February 2, 2020 2:16 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Possibly inactive Sunday

McCoy could be trending towards a healthy inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: It's not altogether surprising news considering McCoy has seen just one snap since Week 16. The veteran running back posted six games with at least 40 rushing yards through the first eight weeks of the season, but has largely ceded time to the likes of Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson since then. Expect Williams to continue to accumulate the majority of the snaps out of the backfield in the event McCoy is sidelined Sunday.

February 1, 2020 10:01 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Avoids injury report

McCoy (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: Prior to the AFC Championship Game, McCoy managed just one limited practice due to an illness, which wasn't enough to allow him to suit up against the Titans. The veteran running back hasn't had a touch since Week 15, yielding to Damien Williams and (to a lesser extent) rookie Darwin Thompson. A similar breakdown of the RB work is possible for the Chiefs' Super Bowl matchup with the 49ers.

January 22, 2020 3:12 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Inactive for AFC Championship

McCoy (illness) is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: With McCoy not in uniform Sunday, Damien Williams is in line to head the Chiefs' rushing attack versus the Titans, with rookie Darwin Thompson on hand to work in a complementary role.

January 19, 2020 10:45 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Questionable for AFC Championship

McCoy (illness) is listed as questionable for Sundays' AFC Championship Game against the Titans.

Analysis: After missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday, McCoy returned to a limited session Friday. If he is made active Sunday, however, the veteran back doesn't seem likely to make much of a splash after recording just one snap and zero carries in the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Texans last weekend.

January 17, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Back on field Friday

McCoy (illness) returned to practice Friday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: After missing the first two sessions of the week to deal with an illness, McCoy made his presence felt in some capacity Friday. Even if he gains clearance to play Sunday against the Titans, he may be the third option out of the backfield behind starter Damien Williams and rookie Darwin Thompson.

January 17, 2020 11:36 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Misses another practice

McCoy (illness) remained sidelined at practice Thursday.

Analysis: McCoy logged just one snaps and zero carries in the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Texans last weekend, so even if he does suit up this Sunday against the Titans, he'd be in line to remain in a reserve role behind starting running back Damien Williams.

January 16, 2020 2:39 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Under the weather

McCoy will not practice Wednesday, due to an illness, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: McCoy, who did not log a single carry during the divisional-round win over Houston, is now battling an illness. The veteran running back will have two more opportunities to increase his level of activity prior to Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans, but he'll likely be relegated to a minimal role in Kansas City's backfield even if fully healthy. McCoy hasn't recorded a carry or target since Week 15 of the regular season.

January 15, 2020 10:06 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: No snaps in regular-season finale

Despite being active for the regular-season finale, McCoy did not take the field against the Chargers.

Analysis: McCoy's involvement in the Chiefs' offense has screeched to a grinding halt, with him serving as a healthy scratch in Week 16 and spending Week 17 on the bench. The veteran back finished the 2019 regular season with just 101 carries for 465 yards and four touchdowns and will likely see a minimal role in the playoffs before becoming a free agent again this offseason.

January 3, 2020 11:08 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Likely to rejoin backfield mix

McCoy will likely be active for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers after the Chiefs placed Spencer Ware (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: With Ware joining Darrel Williams (hamstring) on IR, the Chiefs are down to three healthy running backs in McCoy, Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson. Damien should continue to headline the Kansas City backfield for the foreseeable future after staging a successful return from a three-game absence due to a rib injury in last week's win over Chicago, leaving Thompson and McCoy to vie for change-of-pace work. McCoy had been inactive in Week 16, but Thompson may have only gotten the nod ahead of him as the Chiefs' third back thanks to his special-teams contributions. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if McCoy made the leap from a healthy scratch to the No. 2 back in Week 17, a role that could make him a decent punt-play option in DFS contests.

December 26, 2019 10:57 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Inactive Sunday night

McCoy is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Bears, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: With McCoy a healthy scratch, Damien Williams, Spencer Ware and Darwin Thompson will handle the Chiefs' Week 16 backfield duties.

December 22, 2019 3:56 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Bottled up in the cold

McCoy ran for 16 yards on six carries during Sunday's 23-3 win over Denver.

Analysis: Despite the blustery conditions and depleted Denver front seven, the Chiefs actually found more success through the air than on the ground Sunday. McCoy finished with fewer carries and yards than fellow backs Darwin Thompson and Spencer Ware. McCoy has now been limited to 29.7 total yards per game during Damien Williams' (ribs) three-game absence with just one touchdown. Regardless of Williams' health next week against the Bears, McCoy is a risky play given his recent decline in production and Chicago's ferocious front, surrendering just 3.7 yards per game -- good for third best in the league.

December 15, 2019 1:48 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Minimal impact in win

McCoy carried the ball 11 times for 39 yards and caught one of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: The Chiefs' backfield has little success in general, and McCoy ended up leading the team in rushing yards on the afternoon. With Darrel Williams (hamstring) out for the season and Damien Williams (ribs) also banged up, McCoy could be the Chiefs' No. 1 RB again in Week 15 against the Broncos, but increased touches won't guarantee fantasy utility.

December 8, 2019 5:59 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: May get extra work Week 14

McCoy could be in store for increased snaps Sunday against the Patriots with Damien Williams (ribs) uncertain to play and with Darrel Williams (hamstring) landing on injured reserve, Patrik Walker of CBS Sports reports.

Analysis: Damien hasn't participated in either of the Chiefs' first two practices of the week and looks to be trending toward a second straight absence, while Darrel -- who played 27 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 13 win over Oakland -- is now out of the backfield picture for the rest of the season. Assuming Damien sits out against New England, McCoy, Darwin Thompson and the recently signed Spencer Ware would represent the lone healthy options in the backfield, with the latter two combining for just 19 touches this season. Coach Andy Reid suggested Thompson would see an increased role after faring respectably with the carries he saw in the second half of last week's game, but McCoy's experience as a pass catcher and the strong efficiency he's shown on the ground (4.9 yards per carry) may be enough to give him the edge on headlining the backfield in Week 14. Ball security has been the main concern for McCoy this season, as he's already fumbled three times (losing two), despite averaging only 23.5 snaps per game.

December 5, 2019 11:10 AM EST

LeSean McCoy: Salvages day with score

McCoy carried the ball five times for 10 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 40-9 rout of the Raiders.

Analysis: Despite Damien Williams (ribs) being inactive and Darrel Williams leaving the game early due to a hamstring injury, McCoy still didn't have much success aside from a three-yard TD run in the third quarter, and it was rookie Darwin Thompson who wound up leading the Chiefs in carries on the afternoon. Depending on the health of the rest of the backfield, McCoy could be in for a larger role again next week, but he'll likely struggle to produce against the Patriots' league-leading defense.

December 1, 2019 6:49 PM EST

LeSean McCoy: Set for key role

McCoy will handle an expanded role with Damien Williams (ribs) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: McCoy is the odds-on favorite to lead the Chiefs in carries, but Darrel Williams also figures to have a significant role, and even Darwin Thompson could have some level of involvement. Darrel actually led the team with 11 carries in Week 11 when Damien suffered the rib injury, in part because McCoy left the game to be evaluated for a head injury. Having avoided the concussion protocol, McCoy came out of a Week 12 bye with no limitations in practice, setting him up for a significant role against a subpar Oakland defense.

November 29, 2019 11:54 AM EST

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