Thursday, March 15, 2012

Eagles want McCoy around 'a long time'

 Wants Shady McCoy around "a long time."

No dancing around the obvious.

With DeSean Jackson signed to a five-year contract, running back LeSean McCoy, in the last year of his contract, is the Eagles' top priority.

Shady McCoy with Asante Samuel, pregame.
"I think we're looking at it for the next couple of years in terms of the cap situation that we have," Roseman said. "And we're trying to have some flexibility now and in the future. LeSean McCoy is a great player and we'd like him to be in Philadelphia for a long time."

Roseman didn't seem to be in a hurry to add a linebacker in free agency. And he said the Eagles were in constant contact with the representatives for guard Evan Mathis, who visited the Ravens. The level of commitment isn't the same as for a superstar, which made Roseman grin.

"Whatever it takes?" Roseman said rhetorically when asked about retaining Mathis. "That's a powerful statement. We'd like Evan back."

And no, I wouldn't ask Roseman such a thing. HR gave me a non-answer at my inquiry about what, if any safeguards were in the 5-year, $51 million contract Jackson signed.

"We have no questions about DeSean as a person or a player," Roseman said. "And I think his contract reflects that."

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