But at 30 years old, McCoy is at the age when running backs begin to decline.
McCoy has two years left on his current deal.
Apparently, however, the Eagles have no plans to pursue Bell.
It's dot-connecting season in the NFL.
In La Canfora's report, he indicated that Pittsburgh was "hopeful" of getting a draft pick higher than the third round in exchange for Bell and of being able to ship him to the NFC, if anywhere. Ajayi totaled 873 rushing yards last season, playing seven games for both the Eagles and Dolphins.
If the Eagles have their way, that's a possibility.
Eagles' RB Jay Ajayi tore his ACL and is out for the season, per source.
We used the tweet from Eagles writer Jimmy Kempski because just after sending this he tweeted (and deleted) this move could give credence to rumors about Philadelphia being interested in a trade for Bell. Not only did they lose the NFC Championship rematch at home, but they also lost their starting running back, Jay Ajayi.
Darren Sproles hasn't played since week one because of a hamstring injury. Players at that position now without a contract include Mike Gillislee, Orleans Darkwa, Terrance West and Christine Michael. Philadelphia is just 2-3 comping off of its Super Bowl-winning campaign. A falling out with then-head coach Chip Kelly brought a trade to Buffalo, but Howie Roseman has been back in a prominent personnel role and a different head coach should eliminate any lingering ill will from McCoy.