LeSean McCoy on future with Philadelphia Eagles: 'I love it here'

Monday December 29th, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said he hopes to return to the team next season.

McCoy, who was named to his third Pro Bowl this season, is scheduled to be paid $9.75 million in 2015, after signing a five-year, $45 million deal during the 2012 offseason.

His cap number for next season is $11.95 million and the Eagles will have $4.4 million in dead money if McCoy is cut.

"The season just ended, and . . . I'm an Eagle. I love it here," McCoy said to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "My six years here have been excellent. I've been very, very, very productive here. I have a great relationship with my coaches, the owner.”

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said during a radio appearance Monday on WIP that he wants McCoy back in the fold for next season.

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"We'll see what happens. It's a business. Anything can happen; I know that. But I'm sure we can work something out. And hopefully, everything does work out. They know how I feel about them."

McCoy, 26, ran for 1,319 yards (3rd in the NFL) with five touchdowns and added 28 catches and 155 yards, both career-lows.

McCoy said anything is possible because of what the Eagles did last season when they cut former teammate DeSean Jackson, who was let go after setting career-highs in catches and yards.

"I'd be lying if I say it never flashes in my mind," McCoy said. "Because it happened to [Jackson], off his best year. So you never know."

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