Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will return to action on Sunday against the Redskins, but don’t expect the 2011 All-Pro selection to be his usual self. The Eagles will work McCoy back into the lineup on a limited basis, so expect rookie Bryce Brown to still see a decent amount of carries.
“When you sit out for 4 weeks, then expect to go out there and get, what, 20-something carries, it just doesn’t work well,” McCoy said.
Still, McCoy believes it’s important for him to get back on the field and help his teammates over the final two weeks.
“Why would I want to play? Why wouldn’t I want to play? They pay me to play this game,” he said. “I love to play this game, so why wouldn’t I play? What would that be, for me not to play?”
If nothing else, Sunday’s home finale against the Redskins could provide a possible glimpse into how Nick Foles will utlize a backfield with two effective runners.