The Eagles reportedly have inquired about the possibility of a reunion with McCoy, who played in Philadelphia for the first six years of his career before being traded to Buffalo in 2015. The Eagles need a running back after placing Jay Ajayi on injured reserve with a knee injury this week. He'll miss the season.
Will McCoy be his replacement?
Neither McCoy or Bills coach Sean McDermott -- a former Eagles assistant -- attempted to put an end to the speculation.
"I don't ever really pay too much attention to" the rumors, McCoy told assembled media at the Bills facility in Orchard Park, N.Y.. "This week we got the Texans. I'll worry about that ... I got my hands full this week."
McDermott first said that the Bills front office "gets calls all the time" about trades for their players and that he "won't go into anymore detail than that."
Pressed for more, McDermott responded: "Men, this is why I came out and started where I started (in the press conference). If you just want to hear the same reply, I'll give you the same reply. I respect where you're coming from and the jobs you have to do. Respect where I'm coming from. He's a valuable member of our football team, and I'm gonna leave it at that."
McCoy wouldn't budge much either, though he has in the past openly expressed his love for Philadelphia and the Eagles organization, in between criticisms about former coach Chip Kelly.
Prior to being traded in 2015, McCoy was coming off a two-season stretch where he accumulated 2,926 rushing yards, 694 receiving yards and 16 total touchdown.
He made sure to point that out on Wednesday to assembled media.
"I should have never gotten traded (from the Eagles) anyway," McCoy said. "I was killing stuff, you know?"
McCoy admitted to hearing the latest rumors -- that the Eagles were pursuing him -- but declined to speak much about them.
"I heard about it [trade rumors], " McCoy said. "I kind of just stay focused on the job, the task at hand. I'll let that stuff work itself out. We'll see what happens
McCoy, 30, is off to a slow start this season, though he did open the season with an injury to his ribs. He has 170 rushing yards and zero touchdowns through four games.
The Bills are 2-3 after a Week 5 win against the Tennessee Titans, who beat the Eagles one week prior.
The Eagles play the Giants on Thursday night in East Rutherford. For the time being, they'll go with a backfield of Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and undrafted rookie Josh Adams, with Darren Sproles out for at least one more week due to a hamstring injury.
After Thursday, perhaps the Eagles will pursue McCoy. Even if they shouldn't.
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1 September 2018
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