Report: Eagles have reached out to Bills about LeSean McCoy trade
The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of backfield help after Jay Ajayi went down for the season with a torn ACL, and they may be looking to bring back a dynamic running back who began his career with the team.
Josh Reed of WIVB in Buffalo reports that the Eagles have reached out to the Bills to discuss the possibility of trading for LeSean McCoy.
The #Eagles have reached out to the #Bills about a possible trade for LeSean McCoy, per source. Philly just lost RB Jay Ajayi for the season due to a torn ACL. McCoy spent the first 6 seasons of his career with the Eagles and is the franchise all-time leading rusher.
— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) October 9, 2018
McCoy is off to a slow start with Buffalo this season, and he is scheduled to count roughly $9 million against the salary cap in 2019. His days with the Bills seem numbered, so it would not be a surprise if they decided to trade him to get something in return before inevitably parting ways with him this offseason.
There has already been talk about Philadelphia potentially pursuing a trade for another star running back, but a deal like that seems like it would be more difficult to pull off. Doug Pederson had been using a running back-by-committee approach with Ajayi, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement before Ajayi went down, and Darren Sproles could also return soon from injury. Don’t expect the Eagles to overspend for someone like McCoy, but they could pull the trigger if the price is right.