Le'Veon Bell solves three problems, instantly: Pass protection (good), pass catching (great), rushing (great). It would take some doing on the part of the team, the player and his current squad across the state in Pittsburgh, but the delicious possibility became the talk of the league, at least online. He was a key contributor to the team's first Super Bowl victory previous year.
Expectations were high for Ajayi heading into the 2018 season as the team's No. 1 running back, and this will certainly put Philadelphia in an interesting position in the offseason when it comes to what to potentially do over his contract situation. Not only did they lose the NFC Championship rematch at home, but they also lost their starting running back, Jay Ajayi.
With north of $11 million to spend under the cap, Philadelphia could theoretically afford the remainder of McCoy's $8.95 million hit for this season. Players at that position now without a contract include Mike Gillislee, Orleans Darkwa, Terrance West and Christine Michael.
The Eagles announced they placed Ajayi on the injured reserve, but did not give specifics on the injury. Philadelphia is just 2-3 comping off of its Super Bowl-winning campaign.