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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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Nov 2 2014 5:31pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HOUSTON — After his performance on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are confident they’ll be fine with Mark Sanchez at quarterback if Nick Foles misses more time with an injury. Sanchez replaced Foles, overcame turnovers and did enough to keep the Eagles in first place with a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, and Sanchez came on to threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns. "He’s good," running back LeS ...
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Sanchez fills in for injured Foles in Eagles win

Nov 2 2014 5:31pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HOUSTON — After his performance on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are confident they’ll be fine with Mark Sanchez at quarterback if Nick Foles misses more time with an injury. Sanchez replaced Foles, overcame turnovers and did enough to keep the Eagles in first place with a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, and Sanchez came on to threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns. "He’s good," running back LeSean McCoy said. "Even ...
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Sanchez fills in for injured Foles in Eagles win

Nov 2 2014 5:31pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HOUSTON — After his performance on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are confident they’ll be fine with Mark Sanchez at quarterback if Nick Foles misses more time with an injury. Sanchez replaced Foles, overcame turnovers and did enough to keep the Eagles in first place with a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, and Sanchez came on to threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns. "He’s good," running back LeSean ...
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Sanchez fills in for injured Foles in Eagles win

Nov 2 2014 5:31pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HOUSTON — After his performance on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are confident they’ll be fine with Mark Sanchez at quarterback if Nick Foles misses more time with an injury. Sanchez replaced Foles, overcame turnovers and did enough to keep the Eagles in first place with a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, and Sanchez came on to threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns. "He’s good, ...
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Sanchez fills in for injured Foles in Eagles win

Nov 2 2014 5:31pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HOUSTON — After his performance on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are confident they’ll be fine with Mark Sanchez at quarterback if Nick Foles misses more time with an injury. Sanchez replaced Foles, overcame turnovers and did enough to keep the Eagles in first place with a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, and Sanchez came on to threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns. "He’s good," r ...
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