LeSean McCoy apparently decided to extend his stay in Philadelphia.
Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan refused to say Monday whether McCoy returned with the team following its 23-20 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. A bar in Philadelphia had McCoy's picture on a flier advertising a "Welcome Home" party thrown by former Eagles teammates Jason Peters and Vinny Curry. The party was scheduled to take place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the B-Side Lounge.
Thomas Evans, the general manager of the establishment, told NJ Advance Media on Sunday the party was scheduled, and that the players were expected to arrive shortly after midnight.
"You know, I'm not going to get into all that kind of stuff about, you know, is this right? Is that right? It is what it is," Ryan said Monday, tap-dancing around a question about whether McCoy returned to Buffalo with the Bills. " I'm not going to say if he did or he didn't."
At least on the field, McCoy's homecoming did not go as he had hoped. Although he had more than 100 yards from scrimmage for the seventh consecutive game – joining O.J. Simpson and Thurman Thomas as the only Bills' running backs to ever do that – Buffalo's playoff hopes were basically ended by the Eagles.
McCoy, who was Buffalo's only captain for the game, kissed the Eagles' logo at midfield before the kickoff. He did not answer questions from the media after the game.
During last week's buildup to the game, he made waves for saying Eagles coach Chip Kelly couldn't shake his hand – using an expletive to drive that point home.
"I'm ok with LeSean, you know, speaking his mind and things like that," Ryan said Monday. "Obviously, very emotional at the time. He probably would have regretted some things he was going to say, and that's why he probably chose to do it the route that he chose. Does he have a right to his opinion and do different things? Absolutely.
"I can tell you this. Did it hurt him? Oh yeah, and it should hurt him. There's a lot of people in that locker room that were – I don't know if devastated is the right word – but I think in his way, he probably was devastated by it. I know I was. Did I speak to the media afterwards? I did. Did I need some time to cool off? I absolutely did. Maybe he just needed a little more time to cool off."