Rapoport adds that trading for McCoy would be “financial palatable” than a deal for Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell.
Rapoport has since amended his report to say that the Eagles have “some” interest in McCoy but nothing is happening regarding a potential deal right now.
This comes a day after the Eagles lost RB Jay Ajayi for the season to a torn ACL.
It’s also worth mentioning the Eagles cleared a lot of cap room last Friday by reworking DT Fletcher Cox‘s contract, which opens the door for them to pursue a trade for a notable running back.
McCoy, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2009. After six years in Philadelphia, McCoy was traded to the Bills, who later signed him to a five-year, $40 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.
McCoy stands to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.075 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, McCoy has appeared in four games and rushed for 170 yards on 45 carries (3.8 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 64 yards receiving and no touchdowns.