LeSean McCoy put an interesting message on social media Sunday.
If there’s one thing Philadelphia Eagles fans know about LeSean McCoy, it’s that he’s not afraid to stir the pot a little bit. After all, this is the same player who essentially called Chip Kelly a racist and sent out invitations to a private “females only” celebration.
Sunday, McCoy created some more controversy after posting a cryptic Instagram status.
Was? Sounds to me like McCoy is suggesting his days with the Buffalo Bills are over. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that McCoy has not been cut, but also stated that it’s possible he could be a cap casualty later in the offseason.
Earlier this month, NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal listed 30 AFC players who could be released by their respective teams. McCoy, of course, was his candidate to be released by the Bills.
"McCoy is a very awkward fit in new coordinator Rick Dennison‘s one-cut running attack. The Bills could decide to risk letting McCoy go a year too early rather than hold on to him a year too long. If the team designates McCoy a post-June 1 cut, they get $6.25 million in cap room and — more importantly — save $6 million in cash to spend elsewhere. The Bills have a number of high-priced players who may no longer work with the new coaching staff. Tight end Charles Clay is paid like a superstar for role-player production, although his contract makes him difficult to cut. Defensive end Jerry Hughes and defensive tackle Kyle Williams are also questionable fits with new coach Sean McDermott. GM Doug Whaley may be loath to blow this team up because of the dead money involved, but there’s a case to be made to start clearing the decks."
Cutting McCoy wouldn’t be the wisest move for the Bills. He ran for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Do keep in mind, though, that this is the Bills and they tend to make some questionable decisions.
If McCoy really is done in Buffalo, could this open the door for a return to the Eagles? After all, he didn’t want to leave Philadelphia in the first place. The Eagles also need a running back. It’s probably unlikely, but it’s certainly an interesting situation to ponder.