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4 years later, LeSean McCoy still taking shots at Chip Kelly

4 years later, LeSean McCoy still taking shots at Chip Kelly

LeSean McCoy had little to say about trade rumors involving his possible returning to the Eagles, but he did manage to get in a dig at Chip Kelly during his chat with writers covering the Bills Wednesday.
 
"I shouldn't have gotten traded, anyway," he said. "I was killing stuff."
 
Kelly, two months after replacing Howie Roseman as the Eagles' general manager, traded McCoy to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, who had played for him at Oregon.
 
In just six seasons with the Eagles, McCoy became the franchise's all-time leading rusher with 6,792 yards. He's rushed for 3,470 yards in four seasons with the Bills.
 
According to a published report out of Buffalo earlier this week, the Eagles contacted the Bills after they learned they had lost running back Jay Ajayi for the season with a knee injury.
 
The proposed trade is unlikely to happen — here's my story explaining why — but McCoy was asked numerous times about the rumors on Wednesday.
 
"I don't worry about it," he said in an interview posted on the Bills' website. "I just stay focused on the job at hand. I let that stuff work itself out. We'll see what happens. That's for the guys upstairs to work that out."
 
McCoy is four years removed from Philly now and has only eight former teammates still on the roster. He told writers covering the Bills at the team complex in Orchard Park, N.Y. that he hasn't really followed the Eagles' running back situation.
 
"To be honest, I haven't paid too much attention to it," he said. "You know how it is. You worry about your team, you worry about yourself, I try not to lose sleep (about it)."
 
Bills head coach Sean McDermott, an assistant coach with the Eagles under Andy Reid from 1999 through 2010, declined to discuss the situation, other than to say the Bills get calls all the time — like every team — about all sorts of players.
 
"LeSean's one of our better players," McDermott said. "He had a good game the other day. We get calls all the time, incoming calls happen all the time, and (general manager Brandon Beane) and I talk a lot and I won't go into any more detail than that.
 
"(McCoy) is a valuable member of our football team, and I'll leave it at that."
 
McCoy, 30, netted 13,470 yards from scrimmage through last year, the eighth-most in NFL history by a running back in his 20s behind six Hall of Famers and Edgerrin James.
 
He now ranks 25th in NFL history with 13,704 yards from scrimmage, but he's only 2,589 yards out of the all-time top 10.
 
McCoy, 30 rushed for a season-high 85 yards Sunday in the Bills' win over the Titans. The Bills are 2-3 going into a game Sunday against the Texans in Houston.
 
"I just stay focused," he said. "I don't pay attention to it too much. Trade stuff and everything else.
 
"This week we got the Texans. They've got a good defense, a lot of good guys on that defensive line, so I got my hands full."

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Brandon Graham's daughter is adorably sad about Dad going to Eagles training camp this week

Brandon Graham's daughter is adorably sad about Dad going to Eagles training camp this week

The lives of professional athletes are often glamorized because they’re paid lots of money. But a big paycheck doesn’t make them any less human.

And it certainly doesn’t make their kids miss them less when they have to head out to work.

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham shared a glimpse into what parting with his daughter Emerson for training camp looked like on Monday.

The Eagles are set to report to the NovaCare Complex for camp on Wednesday. Most Eagles fans can’t wait for the Birds to get back to work. Emerson is understandably a little less excited.

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Eagle Eye podcast: Finding a role for Darren Sproles

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Eagle Eye podcast: Finding a role for Darren Sproles

On this edition of Eagle Eye, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro give their opinions about the Eagles’ bringing back Darren Sproles. 

They also take a look at current and former Eagles’ chances of making it to the Hall of Fame. Remembering training camp heroes from the past. 

Also, if they could add one all-time Eagle to this team, who would it be? 

2:30: Sproles is back
12:00: Which Eagles are HOF worthy? 
26:00: Remembering training camp heroes
38:00: This year’s nominees 
42:30: If you could add a former player to roster
45:00: Roob was a band/beer judge 

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