Chip Kelly and LeSean McCoy haven't talked since the Philadelphia Eagles traded him to the Buffalo Bills. But that hasn't been because of a lack of effort from Kelly. According to Jeff McLane of The Inquirer, the Eagles coach called McCoy this week leading up to the Eagles-Bills game, and the running back actually picked up. But then he immediately ended the call.
Kelly lamented how the news of the trade was relayed to McCoy. An ESPN reporter broke the story before Kelly had an opportunity to tell the running back himself. Kelly eventually tried to reach McCoy, but the calls were never answered.
He tried again on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the call. McCoy didn't recognize the number and answered. When Kelly identified himself, McCoy hung up. On Wednesday, McCoy said he stood by offseason comments he made about Kelly's not respecting stars and getting rid of all the "good black players."
NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports Kelly actually tried to reach out to McCoy multiple times.
This is true. Kelly called back a few times, too. Was intent on burying the hatchet this week. McCoy not interested. https://t.co/JDOPgV2eTq
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 13, 2015
McCoy has insisted he doesn't hate Kelly and that he's moved on. But it's clear he has no interest in being involved with the man responsible for trading him away. Earlier this week, McCoy said he doesn't plan on shaking Kelly's hand.