Though reported last week, the signing of running back LeSean McCoy was made official by the Buccaneers Tuesday morning;
We've signed veteran RB LeSean McCoy.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) August 4, 2020
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In a press release by the Bucs, they pointed to many of the reasons Shady was a target for the team as an added offensive weapon;
Over 160 career games, including 141 starts, he has totaled 11,071 rushing yards and 73 rushing touchdowns on 2,447 career carries (4.5 avg.).
The veteran running back has also been a factor in the passing game throughout his career, hauling in 503 receptions for 3,797 yards and 16 touchdowns. His 5.0 scrimmage yards per touch rank seventh in NFL history among players with at least 2,500 career touches.
Since entering the league in 2009, McCoy ranks second in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, trailing only Adrian Peterson. Among running backs during that span, McCoy ranks second in receptions, third in receiving yards and fourth in receiving touchdowns. He also leads the league in both scrimmage yards (14,868) and first downs (550) since his debut season, while ranking second in scrimmage touchdowns with 89.
Per Greg Auman of The Athletic, McCoy is already on the field, joining his teammates for workouts during the media's first day of on-site work:
New Bucs RB LeSean McCoy is working out here with other backs, wearing a gray hoodie and shorts.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 4, 2020
The Buccaneers also announced that McCoy will wear number 25 for the team.