LeSean McCoy: I was contemplating retirement but I want to sign with contender

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LeSean McCoy: I was contemplating retirement but I want to sign with contender

Free agent running back LeSean McCoy was thinking about retiring this offseason but he has decided to continue his career. McCoy, who spent the last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, didn't play much in 2020. McCoy rushed only 10 times and gained 31 yards.

A year earlier in 2019, McCoy was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and he was out of the lineup down the stretch. McCoy has had two rough seasons but he is hoping to sign with a contender this coming season and help the team reach the Super Bowl.

“I’ve had some talks to my agent Drew Rosenahaus. I was contemplating retirement. I’ve had some teams reach out. I think right now it’s just all about being in shape, being ready for the call and also the right road, the right fit,” McCoy said.

“I want to go to a team where I can compete. I want to go to a team where I can contribute. And make a playoff, hopefully championship run. That’s the biggest thing, I think from winning two championships it’s hard to go to a team where you don’t see anything happening.

That’s something that I think about winding my career down and I’m about to finish out. I want to go somewhere so I can have some fun and win”.

McCoy won the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers

In the 2020 Super Bowl, the Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 and McCoy won his second Super Bowl.

Elsewhere, Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin is excited about the team's new wideouts. “I just think it’s going to open it up, for me personally, down the field, intermediate and short,” McLaurin said, via the team’s website.

“But also, it’s gonna allow other guys to make some plays. . . . Most top receivers have another guy or another two guys outside of them and that helps everybody”. Meanwhile, Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns is excited about the team's new quarterback Sam Darnold.

“When I met him, he’s a cool dude, down to earth, nice guy,” Burns said. “Watching him through OTAs, I can tell he has that dog mentality. It takes a little bit — he’s got to get comfortable with the team.

He just got there. I can already tell he’s going to be a great addition to the group and a great leader for the offense”.