Bills HC Sean McDermott shot down the trade rumors surrounding RB LeSean McCoy Thursday morning, according to Chris Brown.
McCoy actually spoke with McDermott and GM Brandon Beane about the trade rumors and they informed him that they have no intention of trading him.
“I talked to [the Bills] and said that that’s not on the radar, and that’s not in their plans,’ McCoy said, per Joe Buscaglia.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing multiple sources, reports that the Bills are not entertaining trade offers for RB LeSean McCoy, despite a rumor that surfaced Tuesday.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells Florio that the Bills haven’t considered the possibility of moving McCoy and have no plans to do so moving forward.
There has been a lot of speculation in recent weeks that McCoy could be a trade candidate, given that the Bills have already dealt Sammy Watkins to the Rams and are clearly building for the future.
McCoy could be a great addition for a team looking to bolster their offensive attack. However, it appears as though McCoy will finish out the year in Buffalo.
McCoy, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2009. After six years in Philadelphia, McCoy was traded to the Bills, who later signed him to a five-year, $40 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.
McCoy stands to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.075 million over the next two years of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading McCoy would free up $1 million of available cap space while creating $7,875,000 in dead money.
In 2016, McCoy appeared in 15 games for the Bills and rushed for 1,267 yards on 234 carries (5.4 YPC) to go along with 50 receptions for 356 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 running back out of 61 qualifying players.