Eagles may be interested in Bills RB.
Buffalo coach doesn’t exactly dismiss rumors of RB’S return to Philly
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.”
AROUND THE LEAGUE
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.