The Bills are getting ready to head to Houston to face the Texans this weekend, but admist their preparations the team is not exactly denying reports that they might move star running back LeSean McCoy.
Before taking questions Wednesday, Sean McDermott addressed the McCoy trade speculation.
"LeSean's one of our better players. Thought he had a good game the other day and really we're just looking forward to playing the Houston Texans," McDermott said. "We get calls all the time. Incoming calls happen all the time. Brandon and I talk a lot and I won't go into any further detail than that."
McDermott wouldn't confirm or deny that the Eagles have called as reported, but admits things do ramp up as the trade deadline approaches on October 30. The Bills head coach hasn't discussed the rumors with McCoy himself, who didn't have much of a response to the rumors.
"Yeah I heard about it. I kind of just stay focused on the job at hand. I let that stuff work itself out. We'll see what happens," McCoy said.
This trade report just the latest in things surrounding McCoy that don't have to do with his play on the field, from assault and abuse accusations coming from multiple women to previous incidents such as a bar fight with off-duty police officers in Philadelphia. The trade reports also come after McCoy's best game of the season, where he put up better numbers against the Titans than the total of his first three games. In his first three starts McCoy had 21 carries for 85 yards. On Sunday he tallied 24 carries for 85 yards plus two catches for 24 yards.
"I don't pay attention to it too much. Trade stuff and everything else," McCoy said. "I should have never been traded anyway. I was killing stuff, you know? But I don't ever really every pay too much attention to it. This week we got the Texans. I'll worry about that. Got a good defense, a lot of big name guys on that defensive line, so I got my hands full this week."
Hands full indeed as the 2-3 Texans are tied for second-best in the NFL in allowing just 3.4 yards per carry.