Eagles RB LeSean McCoy leaves OTA with knee issue

McCoy's knee acting kinda shady at Eagles OTA

5/21/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsLeSean McCoy left the Philadelphia Eagles OTA practice early today due to what is being reported as a knee discomfort. The Eagles running back stretched on the sidelines at one point after leaving the field to have his knee examined. McCoy did not return to the field before the Eagles wrapped up Monday’s practice.
The Eagles officials declined to provide an official report on McCoy’s knee injury.
It was only the second time this offseason that the media was allowed to watch the Eagles’ players at practice. Given a starting running back requires steady knees to make through the entire season, McCoy having his knee checked out so early in the offseason probably garnered additional attention. Moreover, the Eagles are still trying to learn a new offense under Chip Kelly and still attempting to straighten out their quarterback situation. A healthy McCoy will go a long way in the process to put together those pieces of puzzle this offseason.
Eagles QBs Mike Vick and Nick Foles continued splitting the first team reps between themselves on Monday. Reporters present at the practice estimated that after Foles got started, he seemed to take more first team reps than Vick. However, the percentage probably was fairly close. Last week, it was Mike Vick who seemed to take more first-team reps but Chip Kelly insinuated that it was probably close to 50-50.
McCoy will have Bryce Brown and recently signed Felix Jones behind him on the depth chart this season, but neither player is as consistent or explosive as McCoy. Brown has his history of fumbling the ball as a rookie in 2012 and Jones wasn’t able to distinguish himself in the Dallas Cowboys’ backfield for over five years.
However, McCoy’s knee injury could be nothing more than a minor issue as he was later spotted walking through the halls of NovaCare Complex and did not appear to limp or be in pain.
In McCoy’s absence, Brown took the first team snaps at running back with Jones and Chris Polk also in the rotation during Monday’s practice.
The 24-year-old McCoy wasn’t the only player who missed the Philadelphia Eagles’ OTA practice on Monday as several other players including – offensive tackle Jason Peters, cornerback Cary Williams, safety Patrick Chung and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox – were unable to make it due to travel issues.
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