LeSean McCoy: 'Darren Sproles will make me more deadly'

McCoy: 'Sproles will make me more deadly'
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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy believes that having Darren Sproles in the team will help him be "more deadly".

LeSean McCoy has said that bringing Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles will help him be a "more deadly" running back in the NFL next season.

The NFC East champions acquired Sproles in a trade with the New Orleans Saints last month.

McCoy, who was the team's leading rusher in 2013, told FOXSports.com: "Signing Sproles helps me out as a running back. I can go in a game even more fresh because I'm getting less carries and less attempts. I had 366 touches, which is a lot. I think me having less attempts can help me be more productive and more deadly.

"Being fresh in the fourth quarter, things that you don't think matter really do make a big difference. Now defenses have another guy that they have to prepare for. They have to watch out for so many different things, and it's hard. They only get a week to prepare for us."

McCoy had 1,607 rushing yards, 539 receiving yards and 11 combined touchdowns last year.

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy runs from the Redskins defence on September 9, 2013
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