HARRISBURG -- The Philadelphia Eagles gave running back LeSean McCoy a five-year contract extension today, keeping one of the NFL's most explosive offensive weapons in Philadelphia until 2017.
The Eagles announced the deal Thursday and a press conference was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (et).
The contract extension is worth a maximum of $45 million and includes $20.765 million in guarantees, according to the NFL Network.
"Thank u lord for everything because nothing would b possible without u," McCoy wrote on Twitter after news of his contract broke. "To the whole eagles management THANK YOU !!!!"
McCoy set single-season franchise records with 17 rushing touchdowns and 20 overall touchdowns in 2011, rushing for 1,309 yards in 15 games with another 315 yards in receiving.
McCoy is from Harrisburg and attended Bishop McDevitt High School.
He has broken the 1,000-yard rushing plateau in each of the last two seasons after gaining 637 as a rookie in 2009.
Information from The Sports Network was used in this report. Video is courtesy of CBS 3 in Philadelphia.