Eagles RB McCoy gets new deal through 2017

The Eagles Thursday agreed to terms with running back LeSean

McCoy on a five-year contract extension that runs through 2017.

McCoy set franchise records in 2011 with 17 rushing touchdowns,

and 20 total scores, while earning All Pro and Pro Bowl honors. He

also led the NFL with 102 first downs and 48 runs of 10-plus yards,

while finishing as the league’s fourth-leading rusher with 1,309


In 2010, McCoy ranked fourth in the NFL with 1,672 yards from

scrimmage while leading all running backs with a career-high 78


Philadelphia had a disappointing 4-8 start last season, before

rallying with four straight wins to end the year. The Eagles did

not make the playoffs.

”We are excited to continue this offseason of taking care of

our own players,” coach Andy Reid said. ”LeSean is one of the

most electrifying running backs in the National Football League. He

can do it all – run, catch, block and score touchdowns from

anywhere on the field.”

McCoy, a native of Harrisburg, was drafted in the 2009 second

round out of Pittsburgh. He has played in 46 games, with 32 starts,

and has registered 4,241 yards from scrimmage.

”He’s worked extremely hard to turn himself into a Pro Bowl

running back,” Reid said, ”and he is well deserving of this

contract extension.”