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LeSean McCoy Traded to the Bills

The Philadelphia Eagles have put a trade in motion to send LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills according to an article on ESPN.com.

In exchange for the running back the Eagles will receive Bill’s linebacker Kiko Alonso.

McCoy was drafted in the second round by the Eagles in 2009 and has spent his six-year season in Philadelphia. Last season he rushed for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns.

Kiko Alonso sat out all last season with at torn ACL but recorded 159 tackles his rookie season. He was third in the NFL in tackles.

Alonso is a former player at Oregon and will be reuniting with his former coach, Chip Kelly.

McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said “I just spoke with the Eagles organization and there is no trade for LeSean at this time. There have been discussions but nothing finalized.” No trade can be finalized and official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Bills have also released running back C.J. Spiller in the wake of the recent news. According to Spiller on the NFL Network, the Bills called him and thanked him for his service. “I thought they were joking” he said.

Word of this trade comes the same day as the Eagles released linebacker Trent Cole and defensive back Cary Williams. These moves removed $31.75 million against the salary cap, and Kiko Alonso will not break this as he is still on his rookie deal – $4.3 million over four years through 2016.

This blockbuster trade is certainly one that no one saw coming. Then again, when has anyone anticipated anything Chip Kelly has done.

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Kevin Bridge

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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am the founder of The Backfield Press.