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Lesean McCoy hoping for two more seasons in NFL

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Former Pitt standout Lesean McCoy is fresh off of winning a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. But even at 31, an age where many running backs are already out of the game, Shady is hoping to play at least two more seasons in the NFL.

“I really just want to play two more years,” McCoy said Friday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I talk to Frank [Gore] about this. He always tells me, ‘Never put a ceiling on your career. Hey, if you feel good and you do well, do another one year and vice versa. If it doesn’t go well, just let your body talk to you.’ My body feels fine.”

McCoy’s overall production has certainly declined — there’s little question about that. After back to back 1,000-yard seasons in 2016 and 2017, McCoy has not even totaled 1,000 yards in the past two seasons. Last year with Kansas City, he recorded only 465 yards.

But while his 3.2 yards per carry in 2018 last year were less than stellar, his 4.6 yards per carry last year is among the better totals of his career. Thus, some of the reason for his lack of yardage last season can be explained by not having as many opportunities. With the Chiefs last season, McCoy basically split carries with running back Damien Williams with the pair producing about the same (Williams had 498 yards with ten additional carries).

While McCoy did okay in Kansas City, he is unlikely to return there. It isn’t clear where McCoy could land next (if anywhere) but he’s already pitched the idea of a return to Philadelphia, where he spent about half his career.

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