Report: Philadelphia Eagles reach out to Buffalo Bills about trade for LeSean McCoy

(Allentown) Morning Call (TNS)

Bringing back their all-time rushing leader is something the Philadelphia Eagles are considering, according to a report.

LeSean McCoy

Josh Reed of WIVB in Buffalo reported Tuesday that the Eagles have called the Buffalo Bills about trading for LeSean McCoy, who spent his first six NFL seasons in Philadelphia before being traded to the Bills by former coach Chip Kelly.

McCoy departed with three franchise marks that still stand: most career rushing yards (6,792), most rushing yards in a season (1,607) and most in a game (217).

The Eagles have a void at running back in the wake of losing starter Jay Ajayi (knee) for the season on Monday. Ajayi has a torn ACL.

Immediately after they revealed Ajayi’s injury came a report from ESPN that they restructured defensive tackle Fletcher Cox’s massive contract to free up $6.5 million in salary cap space this year and $11.7 next year.

McCoy makes a base salary of $6.075 million this year, according to Over The Cap. The Eagles would be responsible for whatever proration of that is calculated to be following any deal to acquire him.

As for Le’Veon Bell, the report quotes an Eagles source as saying the restructure was not done with the intention of pursuing the Steelers’ disgruntled star.