NFL Rumors: RB LeSean McCoy Close to Extension with Eagles?

Manav Khandelwal@@KhandymanSportsAnalyst IIApril 3, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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With all the regrets and terrible memories stemming from DeSean Jackson's contract situation in 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles are ready to avoid a similar situation this year with star running back LeSean McCoy.

According to a report by Sportsweek's Paul Domowitch, which was re-reported by ProFootballTalk, the Eagles and LeSean McCoy are "optimistic" about putting a deal into place within the next couple weeks.

Any time before the draft seems realistic.

McCoy recently tweeted about a fake Forte contract worth 7 years/$120 million, just showing that he is anxious for a new deal.

However, LeSean's demeanor makes it seem like he isn't the type of player who will cop-out because of contract problems.

To add clarity to the rumors, Reid recently said the following at the NFL meetings in Florida:

"We like LeSean and we think he's good for our organization, both on the field and off of it. And so, we'll work something out there as we go. But listen, these things take a little bit of time. That's how it works. But it'll work out." 

This goes to show that the Eagles are committed to signing him.

In fact, according to another report by Domowitch, the Eagles have already made him an offer of $6 million per year, but McCoy didn't bite.

With the recent contracts of Arian Foster ($8.7 million/year), Chris Johnson ($13.4 million/year) and Adrian Peterson ($14.3 million/year) setting the bar, Eagles fans can count on McCoy, who is an elite back himself, requesting a much higher salary than what was offered.

Eagles Nation can only anxiously await his extension, so they can all breath a sigh of relief about their running back position.

Hopefully, as the latest reports claim, the deal is nearly finished.