Bills say LeSean McCoy “definitely” in 2019 plans

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Bills running back LeSean McCoy was one of the players who saw his name come up in trade chatter ahead of this week’s deadline, but McCoy wound up staying put when all was said and done.

Given reports of interest from other teams in McCoy’s services and the fact that the Bills have more roster renovation to do this offseason, some might wonder if the team will revisit a McCoy trade once the year comes to an end. In an interview with Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, General Manager Brandon Beane suggested they would not be looking to move the veteran.

“Definitely. That’s the whole key,” Beane said. “LeSean is still a very good player in this league. Our offense is not where we want it, but LeSean is still playing well. He’s a talented player. We like what he brings, to the point we’ll have him back in 2019. He’ll definitely be a part of that.”

We’re a long way out from the end of this season and even further away from the start of next season, which means nothing is going to be written in permanent marker and that there will be plenty of time to reassess whether McCoy fits with the vision in Buffalo for the 2019 season.

11 responses to “Bills say LeSean McCoy “definitely” in 2019 plans

  1. LeSean and LeSean’s Hall of Fame ambitions don’t like hearing that.

    Of course, coming out and saying “we won’t want him” doesn’t enhance his potential trade value in the offseason.

  2. If that comment came from Gruden or Spielman I would expect McCoy to either be traded immediately or already gone.

  3. terripet says:
    November 2, 2018 at 11:20 am
    He needs to learn how to run and stop dancing in the holes
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    No he doesnt. McCoys style is very similar to the way OJ ran. The hole that is supposed to be there isnt always there and guys like McCoy and OJ have/had the ability and speed to find a hole and blast thought it. Finally check out the stats for the last 6-7 years and you will see that McCoy leads the league in rushing and all purpose yards.

  4. He needs to learn how to run and stop dancing in the holes

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    The thousands and thousands of yards McCoy has toted the rock say let him run how he sees fit

  5. How many times did he get tackled behind the line of scrimmage Monday night while dancing around?

  6. Doesn’t the league year start before the draft? So they may keep him long enough to try to trade him for draft picks, that’s still 2019 league year. Or they could hold him until after the draft and dangle him before teams that can’t get an RB in the draft.

  7. How many times did he get tackled behind the line of scrimmage Monday night while dancing around?

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    You mean like Barry Sanders?

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