LeSean McCoy: “I’ll be Fine for the Opener”
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and head coach Chip Kelly have no worries about the state of LeSean McCoy's thumb.
If there were any concerns at all over McCoy's sore thumb, the Eagles would certainly hold him out of practice. The running back doesn't seem to concerned and proclaimed he would be ready for the Eagles opener against the Jaguars.
“Right now,” McCoy said, “I can’t do too much with (the thumb), as far as catching with it. I’ve got another two weeks for it to get better, and it will. The toe’s feeling good.”
The Eagles will hold a walk-thru practice on Tuesday and have a light workout on Wednesday before taking on the New York Jets on Thursday in their preseason finale. McCoy, who will not play against the Jets, had his thumb heavily wrapped at practice, will have about two weeks for his thumb to fully heal and get it unwrapped.
“Catch with two hands, with one hand, spike the ball, do everything you can do,” McCoy said. “Blocking? Everything.”
EIther way, McCoy's status should not be a factor in the team's decision on how many running backs will make the final 53-man roster.
"Well, we are going to keep the best guys, no matter how many we keep," Shurmur explained. "We can keep three, four, five running backs. We can keep as many as we want really. There's no real rules. The guys have done a nice job. That's a good group and we have seen production out of all those guys. You don't necessarily keep a big one, a little one and a medium size guy. You try to keep a running back that's going to fit and do the things that we do, whether he's the first the second or the third."