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Eagles' LeSean McCoy aiming for 2,000 rushing yards in 2014

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is aiming for a target of 2,000 rushing yards this season, according to a tweet the running back sent out on Thursday.

The closest McCoy has been to 2,000 yards was last season, when he ran for an NFL-leading 1,607. He led the league with 314 carries a year ago -- the lowest total since Earnest Byner of the Washington Redskins led the league with 297 in 1990. McCoy also caught 52 passes for 539 yards and scored 11 total touchdowns, earning first team All-Pro honors for the second time in three seasons. The running back has spent five seasons in the NFL. 

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Eric Dickerson holds the NFL record for rushing yards in a single season with 2,105, a mark he set in 1984. Only seven players in NFL history have broke 2,000 yards in a season, and no player has ever done it twice.

The most recent player to do it was the Vikings' Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 2,097 in 2012.    

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