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[BN] Blitz newsletter: LeSean McCoy claims 'there were so many requests for trades for me'

Every addition to the Bills' backfield this offseason raised questions about LeSean McCoy's job security. McCoy is entering the final year of his contract after a down season and turns 31 in July.

But McCoy said Wednesday that he understands why the team added so much depth at the position. In fact, he said he would've done the same thing.

"I think that, if I was the GM or the coach, you have two 30-year-old running backs, so you've got to eventually prepare for the future," McCoy said. "That's normal, I would do that."

Interestingly, McCoy also said he feels secure in his role because the team had chances to trade him but didn't.

"There were so many requests for trades for me, people were trying to get me," McCoy claimed, but the Bills "didn't make a move. This team here wouldn't make a move. That shows confidence in that."

It's uncertain how many offers there actually were, but if McCoy is correct, then perhaps none of the offers were very good. If any team received a good offer for a player who has one year left on his contract, is coming off a career-worst season and carries the third-highest cap hit at his position, it'd be almost a no-brainer to make the trade, regardless of the player's age.

Josh Allen, Jordan Poyer go back and forth at Bills' practice: Jordan Poyer broke up a pass in Wednesday's practice and yelled "Don’t do that, Josh" loud enough for reporters to hear. Hopefully that will provide a good learning experience for the young quarterback, who could use a few more voices in his head telling him not to risk dangerous throws.


'The NFL's Cheerleader Problem' and the Buffalo Jills: What's the latest here? "We’re still waiting to settle, and there still are no Jills, unfortunately, which I’m devastated about,” former cheerleader Maria Pinzone said. She hopes that after the Raiders settled with their cheerleaders for better pay, "the Bills will take charge and do the right thing as well."

How an Orchard Park family helped Bills' Dion Dawkins find his lost dog: Dawkins said he was a "nervous wreck" after his dog, Cami, got loose. But an OP family and a local vet helped reunite the Bills' left tackle with his pup.

O.J. Simpson, 25 years later, says, "Life is fine": O.J. said he gets plenty of interview requests, but "everybody wants to talk about the crap." Weird, wonder why that could be.


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