Report: Eagles called Bills about LeSean McCoy

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The Eagles need a running back. The Eagles have cap room. They’ve been willing to bring back former players in the past.

If you’re looking to play connect-the-dots, this one makes a degree of sense.

According to Josh Reed of WIVB in Buffalo, the Eagles have called the Bills to see if running back LeSean McCoy was available.

McCoy spent his first six years with the Eagles, and would likely be willing if not eager to leave a rebuilding project for a more established team. And the Eagles could certainly use a back of his category, after losing Jay Ajayi to a torn ACL.

It’s unclear if the Bills would want to unload him, as that would be a de facto admission that this season is about getting in position for next season (and given their giant pile of dead money, it’s a reasonable position).

McCoy has two years left on his current deal, and the Eagles just restructured Fletcher Cox‘s contract to create more room.

54 responses to “Report: Eagles called Bills about LeSean McCoy

  1. He would immediately be an impact for them. The Vikings could use his skills. Too bad that all that comes attached to a total DBAG.

  2. Bring back Shady! I just hope the Bills realize that they need draft picks more than they need a running back on the plus side of age 30. I think McCoy never wanted to leave Philadelphia and it would be a great reunion and we need him or another workhorse back in the worst way if the Eagles are going to repeat!

  3. But but didn’t the Eagles have McCoy at one time? Has Chip Kelly been rehired?
    Where are all those bandwagon fans that said that Doug Pederson was the best coach ever, maybe in the XFL or AAF.

  4. Ok… So far I’ve heard the names Bell, Johnson and now McCoy. These media people just put this stuff out there for the sake acting like they actually know what’s going to happen. When they do sign or trade for someone, report on that. The rest is just calling attention to themselves.

  5. I thought it is the Eagles that are calling it a season after losing 3 games, 2 with their future franchise quarterback and one with their Super Bowl MVP, who has been informed in no uncertain terms that he is not part of the team’s future.

  6. I think they have a better chance of landing Le’Veon Bell, although he may want too much money to fit him easily under the cap, and he may not report if he is not given a long term megadeal.

  7. .
    The Eagles have the Ravens 2nd round pick this year due to the Lamar Jackson trade. The Bills have an extra 4th, 5th and 7th. The pieces are in place for a deal. It makes good sense for both teams.
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  8. vikesfansteve says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    He would immediately be an impact for them. The Vikings could use his skills. Too bad that all that comes attached to a total DBAG.

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    As an Eagles fan first, congrats on the win. Second I couldn’t have said this any better myself. This locker room is generally full of good guys. Why add this guy back in and risk screwing up the locker room or risk the long arm of the commish deciding a week or two after acquiring him that he’s going to be suspended for everything going on off the field.

  9. Ehh, I have mixed feelings. He’s 30, and comes with off the field issues. But he’s still a talented player and would definitely help the team. Somehow I’d rather have DJax though. Getting rid of him was the stupidest move Chip Kelley ever made.

  10. As a Bills fan, whos been pretty close to being in the head of McBeane a few times, this is entirely plausible. Until this week, Mccoy had been a MASSIVE disappointment. He was expected to take the pressure off Josh Allen, but instead has seen his production drop off a cliff and seems to be stopped behind the line every other play (I understand the argument that Daboll has not given him volume of touches. But you dont get touches when you are injured. And when hes healthy, hes averaging 3.5 per carry)

    Combine that with Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy on the roster, I can easily see McBeane pulling the trigger on this. But they are going to want compensation. Probably more than the Eagles are willing to pay for a 30 year old HB with domestic abuse lawsuits coming up.

  11. I wouldnt risk much for Shady. I think there is still an ongoing investigation for that break in and assault at his house.

  12. Being in the NFC East Philly is in good shape to win their division. Wentz missed the entire preseason and is coming off of a serious injury. It’s going to take multiple games for the offense to get rolling. They need the defense to step up and a really good running game to keep them afloat in the meantime. They have time in the NFC East. It’s a good pickup if the Bills let him go. Especially if Philly is still all in on this season.

  13. Oh! We don’t need Blount. We’ll be fine without him. Let him go.
    Bet you wish he was around now!
    No repeat in Philly, looks like a losing season.
    Philly fans don’t deserve a winner, because there all losers.

  14. As a Bills fan, I’d hate to lose him, but he’s in the last few years of being a productive RB. Send him back there and maybe give him a chance to win something. The Bills need to add playmakers on offense, and Shady isn’t going to do them any good this year or next. I doubt you could coax a 2nd, but that would be a HR.

    Get a pick and get some offensive talent around Allen. The defensive picks and additions we’ve made look pretty solid, but the offense is a mess. Shady has played his butt off for us, do him a solid and send him with a chance to win.

  15. illgivemyopinion says:

    But but didn’t the Eagles have McCoy at one time? Has Chip Kelly been rehired?
    Where are all those bandwagon fans that said that Doug Pederson was the best coach ever, maybe in the XFL or AAF.

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    Chip was the one who got rid of him, illgivemydumbopinion.

  16. As an Eagles fan, I’m not for this move. Unless things change drastically, this team is not a Super Bowl contender this year. If they’re going to make a trade to help them this year, go get a safety to replace McLeod. That secondary is a mess. They just let Kirk Cousins complete 80% of his pass attempts…at home! Even if they’re fortunate enough to make the playoffs (thanks to a bad division), how do you think they’re going to do against Goff or Brees on the road? Oh yeah…and Shady is a bad person. So there’s that too.

  17. gooseusaf1 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    This locker room is generally full of good guys.
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    Yeah. Absolutely.
    Michael Bennett helping the little old lady in a wheelchair is creme of the crop !!

  18. As a Bills fan, I’d imagine to get that 2nd rounder, they’d also have give a 4th or 5th with McCoy. I’d still do it. Who knows where this silly lawsuit is going and Shady isn’t getting any younger. I do however appreciate the love he has shown Buffalo.

  19. He would immediately be an impact for them. The Vikings could use his skills. Too bad that all that comes attached to a total DBAG.

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    Completely correct on all accounts. But he is on downside, close to washed out.

  20. ATL firesale guys!
    Expensive vets up for grabs:
    Eagles should take Devonta Freeman over Shady.

    Bills can have Vic Beasley for a draft pick.

    Soon to be free agent Brian Poole can be had for those needing a blitzing slot corner.

    Trufant can also be had if you have cap room.

  21. The Bills have a lot of holes on offense, so getting a high draft pick for McCoy would help in the future. As for this season, the Bills are already devoid of talent on offense, so it would really handcuff Allen taking away his best (and only reliable) target.

  22. sonsofpenn says:
    October 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm
    illgivemyopinion says:

    But but didn’t the Eagles have McCoy at one time? Has Chip Kelly been rehired?
    Where are all those bandwagon fans that said that Doug Pederson was the best coach ever, maybe in the XFL or AAF.

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    Chip was the one who got rid of him, illgivemydumbopinion.

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    Chip Kelly had more to do with that Super Bowl win than Howie Roseman. Now Howie is trying to bring his baggage back to the team. I always thought Jerry Jones was one of the worst GM’s in sports, but Roseman can’t carry Jerry’s briefcase.

  23. Maybe they should try to get DeFilipo and Reich back instead of acquiring a RB. Peterson seems lost without them.

  24. Being in the NFC East Philly is in good shape to win their division. Wentz missed the entire preseason and is coming off of a serious injury. It’s going to take multiple games for the offense to get rolling. They need the defense to step up and a really good running game to keep them afloat in the meantime. They have time in the NFC East. It’s a good pickup if the Bills let him go. Especially if Philly is still all in on this season.

    And actually CW has been playing rather well in spite of those things you mentioned. unless shady (whom ive always liked on the field) can play in the secondary i think our needs are little more pressing. I am impressed with smallwood he runs hard and fights for more it does not take a shady or bell with smallwood clement and sproles. add an average RB and we will be ok. hell we’re gonna pass 50 times a game anyway

  25. screamingyellowzonkers says:

    October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    gooseusaf1 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    This locker room is generally full of good guys.
    ——-
    Yeah. Absolutely.
    Michael Bennett helping the little old lady in a wheelchair is creme of the crop !!
    ——-
    Obviously you don’t know the meaning of “generally”. There’s also strangely been no real case/ evidence in regards to those allegations hence why it keeps getting pushed further and further down the line.

  26. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    gooseusaf1 says:
    This locker room is generally full of good guys.
    ——-
    Yeah. Absolutely.
    Michael Bennett helping the little old lady in a wheelchair is creme of the crop !!
    ——-

    Much nicer than Aaron Rodgers almost knocking over that little old lady with cancer(She had to dive out of his way).

  27. Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
    There was something in everything about you
    Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
    I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you

  28. We’re talking business and the facts are the Eagles are unfortunately the ones who are hurting. Truly hate to see their guy Jay go down, but it happened and now you’re in need of a back. That’s how this business works…guys get hurt. They could opt to roll with Wendell Smallwood, who has performed pretty well in the time I’ve seen him play. I know he’s their fifth rd pick from 2016. Another option is you could pony up a lot of bread for Mr. Bell and see how that works out for you. Maybe he decides to re up in the off season.

    Yes everything is about Josh Allen and building for the future and nothing should come between that. I know it’s natural to think…ok trade McCoy and get some extra picks, but we already have 10. And I’m sure being the wheeling dealing guy that Beane is, he’ll make some other maneuvers to get some extra. Maybe I’m hard headed and too competitive, but I want to develop Allen this season AND try to win games. I can’t ever picture a scenario in any situation in any aspect of life where you’re not trying to win. And being that Shady is our best offensive weapon, I’m keeping him. He’s already under contract for this season and next. Again I’m making it crystal clear that I do not want to trade him at all, but I’m also a business man. And being that they have no leverage at all, you better come to me with at least a 1st round pick and some change. I may consider listening to a 2nd and some change. Anything other than that is a complete waste of both of our time.

  29. gooseusaf1 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm
    screamingyellowzonkers says:

    October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    gooseusaf1 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    This locker room is generally full of good guys.
    ——-
    Yeah. Absolutely.
    Michael Bennett helping the little old lady in a wheelchair is creme of the crop !!
    ——-
    Obviously you don’t know the meaning of “generally”. There’s also strangely been no real case/ evidence in regards to those allegations hence why it keeps getting pushed further and further down the line.
    ———-
    I get your point.
    NFL players generally get into a lot of crime.
    So using “generally” doesn’t clarify much.

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