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McCoy confirms trade rumors false with Beane and McDermott

Posted Aug 24, 2017

LeSean McCoy didn't appreciate seeing the trade rumors about him on social media, so he went to the two men who could give him a straight answer about it.


Bills head coach Sean McDermott dismissed it with a terse ‘No’ this morning at his press conference. Following Thursday’s practice when LeSean McCoy was asked about the trade rumors that he might be moved off the Bills roster, he explained how he sought direct responses from the front office to dispel the trade chatter.

“I’m not going to address any trade talks. I talked to my coach, Sean, and Brandon (Beane), the GM like a man and I have a lot of respect for them guys,” McCoy said. “We had a great conversation.”

Beane and McDermott have explained to everyone at One Bills Drive since their arrival that they are approachable people who are willing to listen. It proved no different for their feature back.

“The best part about it is the guy we have here especially in the front office we can talk to them and they’re honest,” said McCoy of Beane and McDermott. “I asked them about it and they said it’s false. Some people making things up and that stirs things up. It is what it is.

“Everybody can have their own opinions and make up things with social media and blow things out of proportion. The only thing I can do is control what I can control and that’s be one of the best players in the NFL like I’ve been doing since I’ve been in the NFL. That’s the only thing I can do.”

Having been traded before, when McCoy saw the trade rumors out in cyberspace, his thoughts back from the time he was traded by the Eagles to Buffalo flooded his mind again.

“It’s weird. I’ve been in that position before,” said McCoy. “One thing about players getting traded, is (you ask yourself) Am I not good enough? Is there an issue? Am I not a team guy? I got traded before when I was second or third in rushing, so it can’t be the production. I’m a good team guy, so you can’t worry about that. The biggest thing is being focused and not letting it be a distraction.”

Now that McCoy has put the rumor to bed, he’s concentrating on helping the first team offense put up a much better performance than they did last week in Philadelphia. He also has come to the realization that he’d like to be a cornerstone for the team that McDermott and Beane are trying to build.

“They’re all in to win and we’re a team and that’s what we’re trying to do,” McCoy said. “I feel like I’m one of the key guys here and I don’t want to leave. Buffalo embraced me with open arms and they kind of took me in.”

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