After practicing Wednesday as a starter for this weekend's game against the Washington Redskins, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy dismissed the idea that he might have just sat out these final two weeks to make sure he's OK going forward, following the concussion McCoy suffered against Washington Nov. 18.

"I don't live like that," said McCoy, who said he felt "real rusty" in his return to the practice field. "Just like the play when I got hurt -- people blame coach (Andy Reid) for it, but I wanted to be in there (during the final minutes with the game out of reach). So, I'll finish the season out, hopefully.

Asked why he would want to play now, with the Eagles eliminated from postseason consideration, McCoy said:" "Why would I want to play? Why wouldn't I want to play? They pay me to play this game. I love to play this game, so why wouldn't I play?"

McCoy said he won't have any problem going forward if Bryce Brown has a greater role in whatever offense emerges under the next regime. He said he doubts he'll see a normal workload this week, given the time he has missed.