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Bucs agree to one-year contract with free-agent RB LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy's envisioned storybook ending will not be happening in Philadelphia.

The veteran running back is signing a one-year deal worth just over $1 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

McCoy spent some of the offseason publicly selling what he has to offer to prospective teams, enjoying the fact that he could control where he's headed with the hopes of getting maximum playing time -- unlike how his time in Kansas City ended when he was inactive for Super Bowl LIV. The runner known as "Shady" named the Eagles as an ideal club to which he could return, and Rapoport reported McCoy did indeed have talks with the Eagles, but ultimately opted to move south.

McCoy is less than 1,000 yards from break 12,000 career rushing yards, which he told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo last week is a career goal of his that he'd like to achieve in 2020. He said then that his decision would primarily be about "the right fit" for him, with "winning a championship" also at the forefront of his mind.

He'll head to Tampa to join forces with Tom Brady in an attempt to make one last run at a ring.

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