Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: LeSean McCoy unlikely to see decrease in touches after Eagles trade for Sproles


The Philadelphia Eagles acquired running back Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints on Thursday morning, which made everyone immediately question whether or not the Eagles had different plans for current starting running back LeSean McCoy.

As it turns out, the acquisition of Sproles will have no impact on their plan with McCoy and he is not expected to “see a significant decrease” in usage. The report comes from  Philly Mag: Birds 24/7.

McCoy is one of the most valuable offensive weapons in the entire league, so the Eagles would be making a mistake if they took him off the field, but he will still need to rest and Sproles gives the team an option to plug in when McCoy takes a break that has a similar skill set and dynamic ability out of the backfield as a receiver.

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  • Ryan

    So what’s up with bryce brown you think maybe trade bait. I do.

    • Jon hill

      I think you will see a lot of McCoy and Sproles on the field together.