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Report: LeSean McCoy signing one-year deal with Bucs

LeSean McCoy, Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already had plenty of firepower heading into training camp. But now, things are looking “Shady.” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Bucs have reached a one-year agreement with veteran running back LeSean McCoy.

McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his client was thrilled for the opportunity to join Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in pursuit of a championship.

LeSean McCoy split time with Damien Williams in Kansas City’s backfield last season, but still found a way to produce at a high level.

The two-time All-Pro appeared in 13 games, rushing for 465 yards and five touchdowns on 4.6 yards per carry while also hauling in 28 receptions for 181 yards and another score.

Although the 32-year-old might not be the same kind of elusive game-breaker he was during his prime with the Philadelphia Eagles, he offers the Bucs added depth and playmaking in the backfield.

Tampa Bay starter Ronald Jones is coming off a career year, and is especially adept as a receiver coming out of the backfield. Bruce Arians is likely to deploy McCoy as a change-of-pace back who can run between the tackles.

This is a pretty savvy move for the Bucs, who undoubtedly capitalized on McCoy’s desire to compete for another championship.

Tampa Bay is as deep as any team in football at the skill positions. Pro Bowlers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are marquee targets out wide, with Gronkowski running the seams and Cameron Brate also available at the tight end spot. Now, “Shady” joins the group.

Needless to say, Brady will have no shortage of weaponry as he prepares for his first season with the Bucs.