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Eagles players campaigning for former star RB to return to the team

Dec 1, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (25) is introduced before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have been in on some of the top remaining free-agent running backs in recent weeks.

They were interested in Carlos Hyde before he ultimately signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Former Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman is also interest for the Eagles after he was released by the Atlanta Falcons.

One name that continues to pop up is former Eagles second-round pick and All-Pro performer LeSean McCoy.

Two key members of the current Eagles, offensive tackle Lane Johnson and wide receiver DeSean Jackson, are now campaigning for them to sign the free-agent running back.

“I want to see it,” Johnson said, via NJ.com. “You already know how I feel.” Jackson followed suit by saying ““If we were going off how we feel, there would have been a lot of (expletive) we would have already been seeing, right?”

For his part, Jackson would know a thing or two about a reunion in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia re-acquired him from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of the 2019 season after a five-year hiatus in their marriage.

McCoy, 31, earned three trips to the Pro Bowl in six seasons as a member of the Eagles. He led the NFL in rush attempts (314), rushing yards (1,607) and total yards (2,146) with Philadelphia back in 2013.

Though, age and injuries have caught up to him in the recent past. McCoy gained just 465 rushing yards for the Kansas City Chiefs last season and was a healthy inactive throughout their run to the Super Bowl title.

Any move to sign McCoy would be solely for him to back up promising young running back Miles Sanders.