LeSean McCoy: Eagles’ Signing of Murray “Like a Panic Move”

The Eagles signed DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews within a span of about 24 hours a couple weeks ago

LeSean McCoy believes his former team was in panic mode when they signed Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray in the span of about 24 hours a couple weeks ago, scrambling for a replacement for the man they call Shady after they sent him to Buffalo in a trade for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

"I saw that they originally were trying to get Frank Gore, and he backed out," McCoy told The Rich Eisen Show, via ESPN.com. "So then when they got DeMarco and they got Ryan Mathews, I thought it was like a panic move."

McCoy got a five-year, $40 million deal from the Bills, including $26.5 million guaranteed. His former team, the Eagles, gave Murray $42 million for five years, and Mathews $11.5 million for three. McCoy is a fan of Murray’s and thinks he’ll do well in Philadelphia, but he’s still a bit confused as to the thinking behind the moves.

“I can't really answer it," McCoy said. “They took two backs to replace one. I think DeMarco's a hell of a back. I think he'll do a good job there. I'm not sure how that went.”

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