Two men with central Pennsylvania roots teaming up with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. – Two men with central Pennsylvania roots are teaming up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday. He later worked out with the Bucs.
McCoy is a former standout running back with Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg. The Bucs are coached by York High graduate Bruce Arians.
The Bucs announced the signing Tuesday, adding yet another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team.
The 32-year-old McCoy is entering his 12th NFL season. He has started 141 of 160 career games, rushing for 11,071 yards and 73 touchdowns while also impacting the passing attack with 503 receptions for 3,797 yards and 16 TDs with the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
McCoy led the league in rushing in 2013, earning the first of five consecutive Pro Bowl berths. He added a Super Bowl title to his resume as a backup with the Chiefs last season, rushing for 465 yards and scoring five touchdowns.
Brady, 43, signed a two-year, fully guaranteed $50 million contract in free agency after appearing in nine Super Bowls – winning six – over 20 seasons with the Patriots.
The Bucs also added the quarterback’s favorite target, Rob Gronkowski, to an already exceptional group of receivers and tight ends. Tampa Bay reinforced a commitment to help Brady be successful by drafting offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs and retaining three key members of an emerging defense.