By Lewis Gould

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy made a splash in last summer when he left a 20-cent tip on a $61.56 check at a Northern Liberties restaurant.

There were a lot of reasons, which I won’t get into here.

But one thing is clear:

Shady watches his money, and with that in mind he is sending a message to the Birds:

Keep your hands out of my pocket

Via Jeff McLane of the Inquirer, McCoy said he’s happy to restructure his contract, so long as it doesn’t mean a cut in pay.

“I know how hard it is to keep a team together and I want to be part of this team. But I don’t want to take less money,” McCoy said. “I want to figure a way to make it happen [where] we’re all together.”

McCoy is scheduled to make $9.75 million this year, but carries a cap charge of nearly $12 million. That’s a big number for a team that also wants to keep wide receiver Jeremy Maclin out of free agency.

“We’re going to work it work it out and see what happens,” McCoy said. “I got to pay my boy Mac.”

But it’s not going to be out of his own pocket, if it’s up to McCoy.


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