Ea­gles may be in­ter­ested in Bills RB.

Buf­falo coach doesn’t ex­actly dis­miss ru­mors of RB’S re­turn to Philly

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PHILADEL­PHIA — Le­sean Mccoy told re­porters he wanted to “see what hap­pens” af­ter a re­port that the Ea­gles had reached out to the Buf­falo Bills about a pos­si­ble trade that would re­turn the Pro Bowl run­ning back to Philadel­phia.

“I’m not go­ing to get into that. That’s be­tween my agent and the guys up­stairs to work that out,” Mccoy said. “I should have never got­ten traded any­way. I was killing stuff.”

Ru­mors ran ram­pant on so­cial me­dia and sports talk ra­dio Tues­day af­ter a CBS af­fil­i­ate in Buf­falo re­ported that the Ea­gles had reached out to the Bills about Mccoy’s avail­abil­ity.

But Sean Mc­der­mott, the Bills head coach and a for­mer Ea­gles de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor, ad­dressed the ru­mors dur­ing his weekly press con­fer­ence be­fore a sin­gle re­porter was even able to ask a ques­tion.

“Just to get out in front of this Le­sean thing a lit­tle bit here the best I could, as best I can, Le­sean is one of our bet­ter play­ers, thought he had a good game the other day, and we’re just look­ing for­ward to play­ing the Hous­ton Texans,” Mc­der­mott said.

De­spite down­play­ing the ru­mors, Mc­der­mott did not dis­miss the re­port from WIVB that the Ea­gles had reached out about reac­quir­ing Mccoy, whom the team traded to the Bills back in 2015 dur­ing the ten­ure of for­mer head coach Chip Kelly.

Gi­ants host Ea­gles tonight: At 1-4, the Gi­ants are al­ready in dire straight en­ter­ing Thurs­day’s game vs. Philadel­phia in East Ruther­ford, N.J., but the de­fend­ing Su­per Bowl cham­pion Ea­gles are just 2-3 and like­wise can’t af­ford an­other loss.

Odell Beck­ham Jr., who caught a touch­down and threw an­other in the Gi­ants’ 33-31 loss to Carolina last week­end, is glad this is a short week and the Ea­gles are the op­po­nent in the weak NFC East where no team has a win­ning record.

“De­fend­ing Su­per Bowl champs com­ing in here, Thurs­day night game, but right now the fo­cus is more on this just one game, and not putting so much pres­sure on what it could do for us,” Beck­ham said. “But this is a game that we need to win.”

Browns gain­ing con­fi­dence: Rap­per Snoop Dogg showed up at Browns prac­tice on Wed­nes­day.

The band­wagon is grow­ing in Cleve­land, where the NFL’S worst team a year ago has sud­denly be­come fash­ion­able — and just maybe a play­off con­tender.

By beat­ing Bal­ti­more in over­time on Sun­day, the Browns (2-2-1) dou­bled their win to­tal over the past two sea­sons, and if not for a cou­ple of bad bounces and breaks, they could be un­beaten.

Rookie quar­ter­back Baker May­field has in­fused life into the fran­chise and be­lief into his team­mates as they get ready to host the Los An­ge­les Chargers on Sun­day.

May­field, who oozes con­fi­dence, said he knew the Browns were no longer a bad team “the se­cond I stepped foot into this fran­chise.”

Safety Da­mar­i­ous Ran­dall said the Browns “feel like we’re a con­tender.”


NY Jets: De­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Kacy Rodgers briefly re­turned to the team’s fa­cil­ity, and coach Todd Bowles said there’s a “small chance” he coaches against the In­di­anapo­lis Colts on Sun­day. Rodgers, 49, is deal­ing with what Bowles char­ac­ter­ized last week as a “se­ri­ous” ill­ness.

Washington: RB Adrian Peter­son has been di­ag­nosed with a shoul­der sprain, a source said. It is un­clear if Peter­son will miss any games.

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