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NFL: Eagles RB LeSean McCoy Discusses DeSean Jackson Trade
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NFL: Eagles RB LeSean McCoy Discusses DeSean Jackson Trade

Apr 13 2014, 8:00pm CDT | by

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy discussed the DeSean Jackson issue after speaking at a local high school on April 12.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy discussed the DeSean Jackson issue after speaking at a local high school on April 12.  McCoy spoke at a youth clinic at Camden Catholic High School on...

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NFL: Eagles RB LeSean McCoy Discusses DeSean Jackson Trade

Apr 13 2014, 8:00pm CDT | by

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy discussed the DeSean Jackson issue after speaking at a local high school on April 12.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy discussed the DeSean Jackson issue after speaking at a local high school on April 12. 

McCoy spoke at a youth clinic at Camden Catholic High School on Saturday. Afterward, he told Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Daily News it's going to be awkward facing Jackson, who signed with the Washington Redskins on April 2, on the field next season: 

"It's a surprise for sure. Anybody that tells you they're happy about it, I don't know how honest that would be. It is a surprise. You've heard so much, you don't really know (what's true). Not playing with him is definitely going to be different.

"Playing agains him is REALLY going to be different...it's some big shoes to fill. DeSean's by far one of the biggest playmakers in the game, and the biggest deep threat there is in the game. Some big shoes to fill, for sure. 

"Then again, the front office, they obviously know what they're doing. You make a move like that, you obviously have something up your sleeve, where you know you can get something that's similar or even better."

McCoy also told Bown he's not sure why the Eagles released Jackson, who had a career-high 82 catches for 1,332 yards in the 2013 season. The Philadelphia running back also said he never saw Jackson and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly get into any sort of verbal altercation, contrary to other reports.

"I'm not sure. I can't answer that. I'm just a regular player, I don't know why.

"I've never seen that. I've never seen the two of them get into it. Coach Kelly, the good thing I'll say about him is, he's understanding. If you have an issue or a problem, he seems to always work it out.

"I'm his teammate, or I was his teammate, and we connected very well. In this game, man, everybody's professionals, and there's guys that have kids; DeSean doesn't have any kids...off the field, I bonded really well with DeSean." 

On the other hand, CSN Philly's Reuben Frank points out Philadelphia currently only has two big-name receivers in Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, who sat out the entire 2013 season with an ACL tear. 

The Eagles' receiving corps feature names such as B.J. Cunningham, Jeff Maehl, Damaris Johnson, Brad Smith, Arrelious Benn and Ifeanyi Momah. 

McCoy told Frank he trusts the front office's judgment.

"I'm sure (Eagles general manager) Howie (Roseman) and the guys have something up their sleeve, and they make a move like that, they obviously know something.

"And I have trust in them. I think the team they put together so far with bringing in (Darren) Sproles and making different moves and signing guys, they know what they're doing. I just think with losing DeSean there's definitely some shoes to fill." 

McCoy also said he and his teammates get along well with Kelly, per Frank.

"Chip is different. He's a cool guy, he's honest, he loves hard work and (being) respectful. We have a great relationship. 

"I think people are getting the wrong picture because he cut one of his best players. That was a decision he made. As far as personality-wise, Chip, he does well with everybody." 

The Eagles running back then told ESPN's John Keim it's a business in the end and that he can't wait to go up against Jackson and the Redskins.

"You gotta live on. We've got to play them guys. I'm a friend, (but) I can't wait to go out there and beat on the Redskins...I'm sure when he comes up to Philly, he wants to have a great game. We'll still be friends. 

"We'll still text and chat, after the game...he's got $16 million guaranteed. He's not happy?"

The 25-year-old McCoy is entering his sixth NFL season. He rushed for 1,607 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He also added 539 receiving yards for two touchdowns, per ESPN stats

 
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Oct 21 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox

It took only 10 minutes of game time Sunday for the injury bug to tear down Buffalo's running game. Now the Bills will spend the next few weeks trying to build it back up, at least until Fred Jackson comes back from his groin injury. C.J. Spiller and his broken collarbone may never come back. Fifth-year running back Anthony Dixon hopes that the team calls upon him first in its effort to replace those two players. He says he's rea ...
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Oct 21 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

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Oct 21 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Week 7 is officially in the books, which means it is already time to turn our attention toward Week 8 in the NFL. If we take an early look at the odds for Week 8, only five of the games have point spreads of three points or less, as of Monday afternoon on Odds Shark. That means bettors will have to choose between upsets and chalk, which is never an easy proposition. With that in mind, here is a lo ...
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2014 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 8

Oct 21 2014 10:26am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 8 fantasy football running back rankings.1. DeMarco Murray, Dallas CowboysDeMarco Murray recorded his seventh straight 100-yard game. He’s now averaging 130.4 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Murray is also averaging 22.7 receiving yards per game. The Washington Redskins are his next victim.2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas Cit ...
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Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon's Updated 2014 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 8

Oct 20 2014 9:23pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With the Buffalo Bills losing their top two running backs due to injury, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will get a chance at the starting job. The question is which player would you rather have in fantasy football. Fred Jackson was the team's starting running back heading into the Week 7 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, a groin injury limited him to just three carries before coming out. He will reportedly miss at least two w ...
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Bills’ Spiller has surgery; Jackson out 4 weeks

Oct 20 2014 3:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely — and could miss the rest of the season — after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo’s WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury. Both playe ...
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Bills’ Spiller has surgery; Jackson out 4 weeks

Oct 20 2014 3:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely — and could miss the rest of the season — after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo’s WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury. Both players ...
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Bills’ Spiller has surgery; Jackson out 4 weeks

Oct 20 2014 3:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely — and could miss the rest of the season — after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo’s WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury. Both players were hurt about 10 minutes apart in the first half of a 17-16 wi ...
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Week 6 Takeaways: These Cowboys are for real

Oct 14 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are for real. They legitimatized what some believed was a fluky start by beating the Seattle Seahawks at their own game. Outside of a few special teams gaffes, it very well could have been a blowout at CenturyLink Field. While it’s fair to expect Dallas to falter, this season’s Cowboys are different. They’re playing a winning brand of football and are actually likable. Instead of relying on Tony Romo – who did ...
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Week 6 Takeaways: These Cowboys are for real

Oct 14 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are for real. They legitimatized what some believed was a fluky start by beating the Seattle Seahawks at their own game. Outside of a few special teams gaffes, it very well could have been a blowout at CenturyLink Field. While it’s fair to expect Dallas to falter, this season’s Cowboys are different. They’re playing a winning brand of football and are actually likable. Instead of relying on Tony Romo – who did come up huge with a 3rd and 20 conversi ...
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