Wednesday May 6th, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told New Jersey Advance Media that he hasn't seen head coach Chip Kelly show favoritism toward any players because of race. 

Jenkins was responding to comments made by former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who told ESPN that he thinks Kelly tried to get "rid of all the black players" during his time with the team.

McCoy played for Kelly for two seasons before he was traded to Buffalo last month. 

"If that's what he feels, he's definitely entitled to feel the way he does, but I haven't seen anything in the year I've been here that Chip plays favoritism to anyone because of their race,'' Jenkins said.

"If you look at the guys we traded; we traded one white guy [Nick Foles] for another white guy [Sam Bradford]. We cut Todd [Herremans, who is white]. We cut Trent [Cole, who is black]. We traded [McCoy] and we replaced him with DeMarco Murray. I think it's all about the players, it's not about black and white. That's how I see it."

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Another Eagles player who is African American and wanted to remain anonymous to NJ Advance Media said he has never thought that Kelly is racist and said McCoy is "just crazy."

Jenkins told NJ Advance Media that he doesn't think an outside perception about any racism with the Eagles would affect the team. 

"It's not a conversation that I've heard in the locker room of any of the guys feeling that way," he said. "You look at it, you kind of laugh. I mean I love Shady, loved him as a teammate, but I don't agree with what he said."

- Molly Geary

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