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The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported Thursday that the Philadelphia Eagles attempted to reacquire LeSean McCoy from the Buffalo Bills in a package centered around Jordan Matthews.
While it means nothing now as the Eagles and Bills were able to agree to a deal for Matthews, with the Bills taking the oft-injured wideout in exchange for CB Ronald Darby, it still makes for an interesting story. In the effort to get McCoy back in Philly, EVP Howie Roseman was attempting to “reverse” ex-coach Chip Kelly’s mistakes after Kelly was the one who traded McCoy. The Eagles instead later signed LeGarrette Blount and traded for Jay Ajayi. McCoy, 29, has two years left on his deal.
McCoy finished fourth in rushing yards this season with 1,138 yards to go with six touchdowns. He also led all Bills players with 59 receptions for 448 yards receiving, which was just behind tight end Charles Clay who had 558 yards receiving.