Shady Dealings

Jeff McLane, for the Inquirer:

McCoy said that Samuel, who signed a six-year, $60 million deal with the Eagles four years ago, has been a confidant over business matters.

“He said, ‘Just play ball. You’ll get it one day,’ ” McCoy said. “It’s one of those things where I feel I’m so far back in that line. It’s really hard to talk about contract or demand, ‘I need a new deal,’ because I don’t feel like I’ve done enough.”

For starters, Shady’s taking advice from a guy who fought the franchise tag and sought his money on the open market. That’s not particularly good news, both for the fans who want to see him here for the long term, and for McCoy himself — since a running back’s career can end in a heartbeat.

But perhaps more interesting is that McCoy doesn’t feel he’s next in line. I wonder how much DeSean Jackson’s situation has delayed LeSean’s attempts to work out his own deal.