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Philadelphia Eagles might use running backs Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy at the same time against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

EAGLES UPDATE

Expect both running backs to get carries

PHILADELPHIA — Never mind QBs Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick. The Eagles might want RBs LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook in the same backfield instead.

"That would put some heat on the defense," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday.

McCoy, a second-round pick out of Pittsburgh in April, was projected to back up Westbrook.

But while Westbrook sat out Sept. 27 against the Chiefs with an ankle injury, McCoy rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown. Westbrook is back, but the Eagles said McCoy will get some work Sunday.

"We have a lot of different personnel packages we can use," Mornhinweg said. "With both of them on the field, the things you can do are really endless."

Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles might use running backs Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy at the same time against Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10/08/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:25pm]
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