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McCoy to go after rushing title

LeSean McCoy was at Thursday's practice and should be eligible to play Sunday in the season finale against the Redskins.

McCoy to go after rushing title

LeSean McCoy was at Thursday's practice and should be eligible to play Sunday in the season finale against the Redskins.

McCoy missed Wednesday's practice with a slight ankle sprain but was back out there at running back a day later. He was listed as a limited participant in the practice report.

McCoy, chosen to start in the Pro Bowl earlier this week, is second in the NFL in rushing heading into this weekend's games. He trails the Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew by 128 yards. Jacksonville hosts Indianapolis at 1 p.m. Sunday, the same time the Eagles host Washington.

"I still think I can get it," McCoy said after practice. "It depends on what [Jones-Drew] does."

Told that the Jaguars were playing the 1-14 Colts, McCoy joked, "Aw, are you serious?"

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged Thursday that the Eagles have discussed the possibility of McCoy winning the NFL rushing title. Mornhinweg said the team would attempt to get McCoy the title but only within the framework of the offense.

Despite the meaningless game, McCoy said he wanted to play Sunday and wasn't worried that he could be susceptible to the same fate that befell Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who tore his ACL last week.

"You can get hurt doing anything," McCoy said. "I don't really go into a game thinking I can get hurt."

Cornerback Asante Samuel (hamstring) missed practice and is unlikely to play Sunday. Last week, even though he was injured, Samuel observed practice. He wasn't in the team's indoor practice facility on Thursday, though. Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that it was a "stretch" that Samuel would be healthy for the finale.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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