Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Veteran RB McCoy reaches deal with Bucs

Written by 
Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 30 July 2020 19:23

Veteran running back LeSean McCoy has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday.

"He's very excited to play with established vets like [Tom] Brady and Gronk [Rob Gronkowski] in trying to win another championship," Rosenhaus told ESPN.

The addition of McCoy will push Ronald Jones, who took over duties on first and second down for the Bucs last season but struggled at times in pass protection and isn't a natural pass-catcher. McCoy also will push Dare Ogunbowale for the third-down spot.

The Bucs needed a running back who could contribute in the passing game, and McCoy has done that in previous stops. Rookie running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn was expected to help in this area, but he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week.

In April, McCoy told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he's not ready to retire and hoped to play two more seasons.

McCoy, 32, was reunited with coach Andy Reid shortly before the start of last season after signing a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs following his release by the Buffalo Bills.

He got off to a strong start with 81 rushing yards in Week 1, but that would be his best effort of the season, as he finished with 465 yards and four touchdowns on 101 carries. He also caught 28 passes for 181 yards and another score.

The six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro continued to play a significant role through the midseason, but McCoy fell out of favor with the coaching staff after fumbles in narrow losses to the Colts and Packers. His playing time dwindled as the season went on, and he was inactive for the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LIV.

He finished the 2019 season ranked third among active players with 11,071 career rushing yards, behind only Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson. He won the league's rushing title in 2013 with 1,607 yards while with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he led the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns in 2011.

McCoy played under Reid with the Eagles for the first four seasons of his career, rushing for 3,866 yards from 2009 to 2012.

He had an inconsistent four seasons with the Bills. He struggled in his first, finishing with 895 yards rushing. McCoy attributed that to being unfocused as a result of being traded. McCoy responded by topping 1,100 yards rushing in each of his next two seasons, but he struggled in 2018, finishing with a career-worst 752 yards from scrimmage.

In December, McCoy reached a settlement with former girlfriend Delicia Cordon in a lawsuit that accused him of failing to protect her from a violent July 2018 home invasion at a home he owns in Milton, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. Cordon was beaten and bloodied, and $133,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from the home.

Cordon later amended the suit, saying that McCoy physically abused her and orchestrated the attack. McCoy vehemently denied the allegations.

ESPN's Jenna Laine and Adam Teicher contributed to this report.

Read 36 times

1 comment

  • web hosting sites
    Comment Link posted by web hosting sites
    Monday, 10 August 2020 00:50

    Hi would you mind letting me know which hosting company you're using?
    I've loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say
    this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a
    good internet hosting provider at a fair price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

Leave a comment

Soccer

La Liga in chaos as Barca have COVID positive

La Liga in chaos as Barca have COVID positive

A Barcelona player has tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Wednesday, as Spanish...

Lopetegui: Man Utd biggest team in world

Lopetegui: Man Utd biggest team in world

Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has said Manchester United are "the biggest team in the world" ahead...

Liverpool Keep or Dump: Should the champions sell captain Henderson?

Liverpool Keep or Dump: Should the champions sell captain Henderson?

The old sports trope whereby staying at the top is tougher than getting to the top might not apply t...

Basketball

Sources: Pacers' McMillan agrees to extension

Sources: Pacers' McMillan agrees to extension

Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has agreed on a contract extension, league sources told ESPN.McMi...

'Respect': Dame dazzles with 61 in critical win

'Respect': Dame dazzles with 61 in critical win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Damian Lillard launched from 33 feet and could only watch and wait as the...

Baseball

Which new MLB rules do we love and which should never be seen again?

Which new MLB rules do we love and which should never be seen again?

The 2020 Major League Baseball season was going to be remarkable from the get-go for a number of pro...

Rockies' Bard earns 1st big league save since '11

Rockies' Bard earns 1st big league save since '11

Daniel Bard's save drought is finally over after the righty reliever fanned Arizona Diamondbacks pin...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
www.idignewspapers.com
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
www.idigcasinos.com
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
www.idigradio.com
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated