The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue including help for Tom Brady.
On Thursday, the group purportedly signed veteran running back LeSean McCoy to a one-year agreement, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“He’s very excited to play with established vets like Brady and Gronk in trying to win another championship,” his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said.
The Buffalo Bills released McCoy last August, which spared them $6.425 million, per NFL.com’s Kevin Patra. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs presently.
Kansas City had signed Carlos Hyde to help fill the void left by Kareem Hunt yet immediately soured on him. The Chiefs offloaded him in a trade to the Houston Texans, which made the way for McCoy’s appearance.
McCoy didn’t post pompous numbers as he split carries with Damien Williams, however he was productive in his restricted role. He ran for 465 yards and four touchdowns on 101 carries and got 28 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown.
Among the 45 running backs with at least 100 carries, McCoy was 28th in DYAR (defense-adjusted yards above substitution), per Football Outsiders.
Kansas City selected Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the 32nd overall pick, everything except eliminating the chances of a reunion with McCoy.
McCoy’s yards-per-carry average tumbled from 4.0 in 2017 to 3.2 in 2018 preceding the Bills proceeded onward. He’s likewise third among active players in total touches (2,950), so he has a great deal of mileage on his body.
By dealing with his outstanding task at hand, the Chiefs helped McCoy stay viable. His 4.6 yards per carry were his second-highest since 2013, his latest All-Pro season.
That ought to be the blueprint for the Bucs. He’ll contend with rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn to back up Ronald Jones II, and Tampa Bay may hope to grow his role in the passing game contrasted with his season in Kansas City.
Given Jones’ irregularity in his young career, McCoy could have a sizable role for the Bucs.