Monday, 15 October, 2018

Eagles Make Trade Call To Bills On LeSean McCoy

Jay Ajayi is out for the season with a torn ACL Former Boise State running back out for rest of NFL season with knee injury | Idaho Statesman
Kristopher Love | 09 October, 2018, 23:27

With Ajayi done for the season with an ACL injury, and the Eagles offense sputtering - just 5.2 yards per play, 25th in the National Football League, compared to last year's 5.6, which placed 8th - perhaps it's time for the Eagles to get creative.

All of which had speculation running rampant Monday that Philadelphia might try to swing a trade for Le'Veon Bell. They re-structured defensive tackle, Fletcher Cox's deal and freed up roughly $6.5 million for this season and an additional $11.7 million for next year. Jason La Canfora had previously reported that the team was mulling over a trade for Bell.

Ajayi, in his team's loss to Minnesota on Sunday, carried the ball just eight times for 29 yards.

For now, Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood are expected to pick up the slack for Ajayi, but a more dominant tailback would help the struggling Eagles (2-3) more.

Eagles executive Howie Roseman loves to make a deal, highlighted by last year's trade with Miami for Ajayi after Darren Sproles tore his ACL. It indicates that they are most likely making a move for a running back. And what if the Eagles pull off a similar move they made past year by trading for a running back? Players at that position now without a contract include Mike Gillislee, Orleans Darkwa, Terrance West and Christine Michael.

Imagine LeSean McCoy coming back to Philly.