The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly reached out to the Buffalo Bills about a potential trade for star running back LeSean McCoy recently. However, it doesn’t seem like a reunion is likely at this point.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bills are apparently uninterested in trading McCoy away and intend to keep him for the remainder of his current deal, which expires at the end of next season.
The Eagles and Bills have yet to talk about the actual price for a potential McCoy trade, although the belief is that he won’t come cheap. The Eagles have an extra second-round pick in the 2019 draft, but they seem hesitant to hand that over if that’s what it’ll take to seal a deal for Shady.
The Eagles are still exploring their options at running back after losing starter Jay Ajayi for the season with a torn ACL. Apart from McCoy, they have also been strongly linked with a trade for Le’Veon Bell, although a recent report suggests that they do not intend to pursue a trade for the Steelers superstar after all.
Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement are currently the Eagles’ top two options at running back with Ajayi gone. The two combined for just 94 yards on 29 carries in their win over the New York Giants on Thursday.
The Eagles still have a couple of weeks left before the trade deadline to get a trade done for McCoy. But with the Bills unwilling to part with their veteran running back, Philly will need to pay a significant price in order to change their minds.