Raiders Were In Talks With LeSean McCoy Before Signing Devontae Booker


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Raiders were in talks with free agent RB LeSean McCoy before they agreed to a one-year deal with RB Devontae Booker

LeSean McCoy

The Raiders are likely set at running back for the time being, given that they have Josh Jacobs, Booker, rookie Lynn Bowden Jr, Jalen Richard, Rod Smith and William Stanback on their roster. 

McCoy is still looking for another opportunity, but has said previously that he’s looking to play two more years in the NFL. 

“I really just want to play two more years,” McCoy said, via “If it doesn’t go well, just let your body talk to you. My body feels fine.

According to McCoy, he has a few teams in mind, but he’s “waiting for the right moment” to sign, which will likely come after the draft. 

“I have a couple teams that I’m looking at,” McCoy said. “I’m just waiting for the right moment. This stuff is tricky right now, because there’s no visits. There’s no real activities with the teams as much as it used to be. The thing I can control is just making the right choice, going to an offense that fits. I want to go to a team that’s a winning franchise that have all the right pieces that’s waiting for me. The teams I’m looking at right now are those teams. I look forward to probably after the draft or right before the draft, signing on with a team.

Mike Garafolo mentioned back in early March that McCoy wasn’t going to be back with the Chiefs, but two teams to keep an eye on for potential landing spots for him are the Eagles and Chargers. 

“I would not discount the possibility of him returning to the Eagles,” Garafolo said. “I also would not discount the possibility that he meets up with Anthony Lynn out with the Chargers, who are going to have some changes in the backfield. So, some interesting possibilities for LeSean McCoy as he heads into free agency.

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. 

McCoy is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. 

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.

We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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