Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ajayi done for season with reported torn ACL

Ajayi done for season with reported torn ACL

With Ajayi done for the season with an ACL injury, and the Eagles offense sputtering - just 5.2 yards per play, 25th in the National Football League, compared to last year's 5.6, which placed 8th - perhaps it's time for the Eagles to get creative.

The Eagles lost RB Jay Ajayi for the season with a torn ACL, and McCoy, who is the Eagles' all-time leading rusher, spent the first six seasons of his career with the Eagles.

McCoy is off to a slow start with Buffalo this season, and he is scheduled to count roughly $9 million against the salary cap in 2019.

There were reports back in February that stated the Eagles inquired with the Bills in 2017 about trading for McCoy before landing Ajayi in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

The former Boise State star is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Well, the Eagles are at least semi-interested, it appears. A falling out with then-head coach Chip Kelly brought a trade to Buffalo, but Howie Roseman has been back in a prominent personnel role and a different head coach should eliminate any lingering ill will from McCoy.

Darren Sproles hasn't played since week one because of a hamstring injury.

Ajayi won't be able to help balance the Eagles' offense after Sunday's injury, leaving the task to running backs Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood.

The Eagles have restructured defensive tackle Fletcher Cox's contract, which created more cap space for this year ($6.5 million) and next ($11.7 million).

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