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LeSean McCoy will sign monster deal with Buffalo
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LeSean McCoy will sign monster deal with Buffalo
Sunday March 8th, 2015

New Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will sign a "whopper" five-year contract with the team, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The deal is for $40 million, with a total of $26.5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

The former Philadelphia Eagles running back was traded to Buffalo Tuesday in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The contract cannot be signed until the trade is finalized on Tuesday. 

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The former Pittsburgh Panther will receive more money up front with this contract than he did in his previous deal with the Eagles, The Inquirer said

McCoy had spent his entire six-year career with Philadelphia before being traded earlier this week. He rushed for 1,319 yards last season on 312 attempts, logging five touchdowns. 

McCoy will likely take over primary running back responsibilities for Buffalo under new head coach Rex Ryan. Free agent running back C.J. Spiller announced earlier this month that he will not return to the Bills.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, McCoy acknowledged that he was "on the way to see my Buffalo family."

It's official.... G5 straight to buffalo as my new FAMILY awaits me can't WAIT!!!!

A video posted by Lesean Mccoy (@25_mccoy) on

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