The Buffalo Bills didn’t try to improve their team through trades as the deadline approached, and team’s General Manager Brandon Beane just explained why.

“A lot of what we were being offered is guys in their last year. I don’t want to give up too much for a guy I don’t know I can re-sign. With our guys, we didn’t shop anyone. Any of the guys that we were asked about, I spoke to those players directly and told them why we didn’t move them,” Beane told Buffalo News.

LeSean McCoy is an asset a lot of team’s have reportedly be interested in. He’s struggled to find his footing in Buffalo. He was named a captain for the first time since he relocated to New York, and has failed to reach the end zone once. This is uncharacteristic for a six-time Pro Bowler like himself.

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The Bills did acquire former New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor though, and he’s expected to see a lot of snaps for the rest of this season. He was released by the Jets due to their need for healthy wide receivers. While they did have some interest in bringing him back, he opted to take another route.

Adding a dynamic athlete out wide doesn’t do much if you can’t pair him with an adequate quarterback. Josh Allen gave the team a spark when he won the starting job from Nathan Peterman. However, Allen’s current elbow injury will leave the Bills in the hands of Peterman and the recently acquired Derek Anderson.

It probably won’t be pretty for Buffalo in Week 9, as they’ll take on the Chicago Bears. Even if Khalil Mack doesn’t play, it looks like the Bills are in for an uphill battle.