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NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles tried to acquire LeSean McCoy from Bills


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Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News put out an interesting story on Thursday about how Howie Roseman fixed Chip Kelly’s mistakes to turn the Eagles into a Super Bowl contender.

Included in the story is this interesting nugget:

Roseman found the centerpiece of his team in Wentz, but there was one player that he couldn’t add: McCoy.

Kelly’s decision to trade McCoy to Buffalo for Alonso never made sense. Roseman tried to get McCoy back in a deal with Buffalo through back-channel intermediaries, according to sources. One of Philly’s off-the-books offers for McCoy, who has been a Pro Bowler in each of his three seasons with the Bills, was a package of players that included wide receiver Jordan Matthews, according to sources. Matthews ultimately was traded to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby last summer.

Man. Can you imagine this team with Shady on it?

Don’t get me wrong, the Eagles have gotten some good production out of the combination of Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement. But adding the Eagles’ all-time franchise leading rusher back to the mix would have made this team even more dangerous.

Too bad the deal didn’t work out. Maybe it’s something that Roseman tries to revisit in the future?

We’ll see.

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