Rapoport adds that this is the “way it’s heading at this point,” considering that the Chiefs may use the additional active spot for a defensive lineman.
The Chiefs would only have two running backs active should they hold McCoy out.
Earlier in the week, McCoy said he’s not quite ready to retire yet even if Kansas City wins the Super Bowl: “I can still play, so I’m not going to retire yet, but that day is coming.”
McCoy, 31, 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 was set to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.075 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Bills released him during the preseason. The Chiefs later signed him to a one-year deal.
In 2019, McCoy appeared in 13 games for the Cheifs and rushed for 465 yards on 101 carries (4.6 YPC) to go along with 28 receptions for 181 yards receiving and five touchdowns.