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Eagles reportedly reach out to Bills for possible LeSean McCoy trade

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Shady coming back?

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The Philadelphia Eagles have recently reached out to the Buffalo Bills to acquire about the availability of running back LeSean McCoy, according to a report from WIVB sports director Josh Reed.

This news doesn’t come as a surprise. The Eagles reportedly tried to acquire McCoy — Philadelphia’s all-time leading rusher — in a trade with the Bills LAST year as well.

From a football standpoint, McCoy makes some sense for the Eagles. Philly needs help at running back with Jay Ajayi out for the season. The 30-year-old McCoy is still one of the better backfield starters in the league and he can contribute as both a rusher and a receiver.

McCoy also fits in with the Eagles’ salary cap situation, especially after Philadelphia cleared some room by restructuring Fletcher Cox’s deal. McCoy only costs $4.28 million in cap space right now. He’s also under contract for 2019 the Eagles wouldn’t owe him any guaranteed money after acquiring him in a trade.

It remains to be seen what kind of draft compensation it would take to acquire McCoy. The Eagles are operating from a spot of desperation (to some extent, at least) so the Bills have leverage.

Another thing to consider with a potential McCoy trade is how he had some serious off-field accusations lobbed at him this offseason. Shady could potentially be facing punishment from the league via the personal conduct policy, not to mention any legal ramifications.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: NFL insider Ian Rapoport sent out a tweet saying “the interest in a homecoming is real.” Then he deleted it and seemed to downplay the possibility in a new tweet. Hmmm.

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