Ajayi tore his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, which makes things interesting, as Darren Sproles has been fighting through injury as well. Do you think Ajayi going on IR changes the status of Bell in relations to a trade?
The three-time Pro Bowl selection rushed for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017 and also caught 85 passes for 655 yards and two scores. But McCoy would be less expensive, both in trade price and in salary over the next two years despite having a contract for 2019.
The Philadelphia Eagles are hurting badly for help at running back after it was revealed today that Jay Ajayi would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. He was a key contributor to the team's first Super Bowl victory previous year.More news: Flu shots available in Trail pharmacies
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That information, though, could have been gleaned from a source with the Eagles interested in either maintaining leverage for eventual trade talks with the Steelers or possibly concerned about the morale of the running backs still active with the team. The team itself announced Monday afternoon that Ajayi has been placed on the injured reserve. The Eagles play in NY this week, facing the Giants on Thursday Night Football.
Adding either Johnson or Bell would take a serious hit to the Eagles payroll this year and beyond. They're going to need to revamp their running attack before then. McCoy spent the first 6 seasons of his career with the Eagles and is the franchise all-time leading rusher.