Report: Raiders Had Interest In LeSean McCoy Before Signing Devontae Booker

During 2020 NFL free agency, one of the priorities for Mike Mayock, Jon Gruden, and the Las Vegas Raiders has been adding veterans for the new season.

After the Raiders selected Damon Arnette and Amik Robertson in the 2020 NFL Draft, they eventually signed a veteran cornerback in Prince Amukamara.

While Josh Jacobs is the present and future in the backfield, the Raiders were linked to Frank Gore before he ultimately signed with the New York Jets.

Before the Raiders moved on and signed Devontae Booker, they reportedly had interest in LeSean McCoy, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:

As for McCoy, the 31 year old could see himself ending his career with the Philadelphia Eagles now, according to Nick Shook of Around The NFL:

“I could see that. On another note, since I left, you haven’t seen the 25 active in green, so you never know,” McCoy said with a bit of a smirk on his face. “I’ma keep my options open, though. I could see myself there in Philly. Like I said, that’s home, so you never know.”

As it stands, it appears the Raiders have filled their backfield need with Booker and McCoy will continue looking for the right fit at this stage of his impressive career.

With Jacobs getting hurt during his rookie season which slowed down the offense significantly, the Raiders have emphasized improving their depth at running back.

Along with Booker ideally becoming Jacobs’ backup if he makes the roster and Jalen Richard, the Raiders also selected Lynn Bowden with the No. 80 pick.

If the 2020 NFL season starts as scheduled, Jacobs and company face the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 before their highly-anticipated home opener.

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