LeSean McCoy Signs 5-Year Contract Extension With Eagles

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 19: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores on a 46 yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 19 2010 in Detroit Michigan. The Eagles defeated the Lions 35-32. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles signed running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year contract extension, locking up the All-Pro running back through 2017.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have signed running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year contract extension. The electric rusher was a Pro Bowler in 2011 and was set to become a free agent after this upcoming season. The new deal locks him up through 2017.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the contract is worth $45 million over the five years, with $20.765 million in guaranteed money. McCoy is the second All-Pro running back to sign a deal this offseason, with Houston's Arian Foster agreeing to terms on a five-year, $43.5 million deal in early March.

McCoy burst on the scene during his rookie season three years ago. He has passed the 1,000-yard mark in the past two seasons, rushing for 1,309 yards in 15 games last year. McCoy lead the NFL with 20 touchdowns in 2012, two more than New England's Rob Gronkowski. The prolific season set him up for a big deal and the Eagles obliged with the extension.

For more news, analysis, and discussion of the Eagles' offseason, visit Bleeding Green Nation. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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