Monday, September 22, 2014
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Report: McCoy gets $1.72M guaranteed

Eagles rookie LeSean McCoy will get $1.72M in guaranteed money, according to a report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Report: McCoy gets $1.72M guaranteed

Eagles rookie LeSean McCoy will get $1.72M in guaranteed money, according to a report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

A source tells Florio that McCoy's signing bonus was worth $1.37M, an increase of 10 percent over what the 53rd overall pick received last year.

According to the post, McCoy will receive $357,000 for reaching a one-time 35-percent playing time incentive during his rookie season, or 45 percent in subsequent seasons.

Some other links to pass along this morning...

** Fantasy football owners (which I assume includes everyone reading MTC), good news from Yahoo. They will offer the stat-tracker/live scoring feature for free this season. The fee had previously been $9.99, which added up to a low, eight-figure sum, according to SportsBusiness Daily. ESPN.com offers its fantasy product for free. CBSSports.com charges a fee. I play in three leagues -- two are on CBS and one on Yahoo. It always feels like too much effort to switch providers, plus CBS really hooks you in with the free draft board. What about you all?

** Adrian Hasenmayer of FoxSports.com ranks every QB and RB package in the NFL. The Eagles' quarterbacks rank eighth:

By rallying his Eagles to within a few minutes of the Super Bowl, Donovan McNabb has re-established himself among the game's elite passers. Still, his injury history begs the question, "What if?" The jury is out on 2007 draft pick Kevin Kolb, who was forced to face the Ravens during a second-half in Baltimore in his only chance to snatch the starting gig from Philly's No. 5. At least Feeley has helped guide the Eagles during tough stretches minus McNabb in the past, giving Andy Reid an option of confidence.

At running back, the Eagles rank 13th:

While Andy Reid tries to once again coax his manic Philly fans to relax regarding Brian Westbrook's latest injury (expected to miss most of preseason after recent ankle surgery), the Eagles' multi-talented star hits the dreaded 30 mark in September. For the pessimist, Westbrook is coming off of his least-productive season since 2005. The glass half-full crowd notes Westbrook's stellar playoffs, and the fact that when healthy, he's still among the top 2-3 players with the rock in football. Westbrook insurance was drafted and signed in former Pitt star LeSean McCoy, replacing longtimer Correll Buckhalter as Westbrook's No. 2. The biggest difference in Philly might be the addition of an actual fullback, and one in Weaver, who has had success with the ball as a runner and receiver as well. But Philly's potential on paper could be derailed quickly with a Westbrook injury or McCoy rookie wall.

** Lots of love for McNabb in our poll yesterday. 83 percent of you said he will throw for 4,000 yards during the 2009 season.

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