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Eagles Extend LeSean McCoy’s Contract After Record-Setting Year

May 18, 2012

The Philadelphia Eagles signed running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year extension after the Pro Bowl selection scored a franchise-record 17 rushing touchdowns last season.

The 23-year-old McCoy, who had one year remaining on his rookie deal, will now be under contract with the Eagles through the 2017 National Football League season, the team announced on its website.

The new extension includes $20.8 million guaranteed, with a $45 million maximum, NFL Network reported citing an unidentified person familiar with the team.

“It feels good just to wake up tomorrow and go to work knowing that the deal is done and it’s over with,” McCoy said yesterday in a press conference. “I’m not a guy to try and hold out and do this and do that. I try and do things the right way. I’m just happy that everything is done and over with, and I can go to work happy tomorrow and enjoy myself.”

The Eagles picked McCoy in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Last season he rushed for 1,309 yards with a league-high 17 rushing touchdowns, and was named to his first Pro Bowl.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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