McCoy Reps His Hometown

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LeSean McCoy hosted a community day in Harrisburg. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

HARRISBURG -- LeSean McCoy welcomed several hundred people from his hometown to his community day at Reservoir Park Saturday.

"Harrisburg, it's small, man, but it's like a big family," the Eagles' star running back said after presiding over a spirited outdoor basketball game. "Everybody knows each other, kind of, because in some way or another, they're related. There's a lot of talent, a lot of support."

McCoy, who held a bowling tournament to benefit Alzheimer's research Friday night, said he has been working out, mainly in Miami, under the direction of a trainer affiliated with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

"It's so tough now, with the lockout. I really can't work out with my teammates. Good weather (in Miami), I've gotten some of that bad weight off."

McCoy said he hasn't talked to anyone about the workouts quarterback Michael Vick hopes to initiate this coming week in the Philly area, but he's certainly willing to come in for them. McCoy was hoping Vick and other teammates would show for his event, but as of late afternoon, none had.

McCoy said he was very happy to see the Eagles draft his successor at Pitt, Dion Lewis, although he clarified he was just joking when he tweeted after the draft that he had advised Andy Reid to take Lewis.

McCoy made a trip in to NovaCare during the brief injunction/thaw in the lockout, just to check in, he said.

He reiterated how much he dislikes not being able to train there regularly, during the lockout. "You've gotta travel (to train) and it's expensive," he said.

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