Buffalo Bills Releases LeSean McCoy, Signs Deal With Chiefs
The Buffalo Bills have released star running back, LeSean McCoy, over the weekend. According to reports, general manager Brandon Beane said cutting McCoy was a tough decision but best for the team.
Following his release on Saturday, McCoy, 31, shared a statement on his Instagram, praising the Bills’ organization and fan base. He writes,
“If there is anything that my 11 years in the league has taught me it is to always expect the unexpected. I never expected to become a Buffalo Bill and I never expected to fall in love with the city and the amazing fans.”
“However, that is exactly what happened. I would like to thank the entire Buffalo Bills organization, Terry and Kim Pegula, Coach McDermott, Brandon Beane, Dough Whaley, Anthony Lynn and Rex Ryan. It has been my pleasure and honor to take the field and represent the proud Buffalo franchise. We shared some great moments together and you guys will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you to all my teammates that went to battle with me each and every week. I am going to miss the amazing atmosphere and wonderful #billsmafia fans the most! With that being said, I am excited and overjoyed to be continuing my career in Kansas City! The chase continues …”
Just a day after packing his bags in Buffalo, the six-time Pro-Bowler will reuniting with his former coach Andy Reid. The veteran running back signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Chiefs, according to ESPN.
“McCoy and the Chiefs have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed, according to the source.”
McCoy and Reid, who was the Philadelphia Eagles’ coach when the team who drafted McCoy, spent four years together.
McCoy joins a running backs group that included Damien Williams, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson after the Chiefs traded Carlos Hyde to the Houston Texans on Saturday.