Bills running back LeSean McCoy said Wednesday that he won’t be shaking Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s hand on Sunday.
“I’m not talking to Chip (Kelly),” McCoy said. “We got nothing to talk about. He can’t call me. He can’t shake my hand. There’s nothing he can do with me. He can’t say s--- to me. It’s as simple as that.”
Kelly traded McCoy to Buffalo in March in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. Before the trade, McCoy had spent his entire six-year NFL career with the Eagles. Last season, he finished third in the NFL in rushing with 1,319 yards and became Philadelphia’s all-time leading rusher .
Kelly, who claims he has no problem with his former running back, said he would shake McCoy’s hand if given the chance on Sunday.
“I always wanted to talk to LeSean,” Kelly told reporters Wednesday. “Again, I have no issues with LeSean at all. He did everything we asked him to do when he was here. You guys know him, he’s a great personality. He’s got an infectious personality. I’ve got tremendous respect for this man.”
Kelly expounded on McCoy when asked again Thursday.
“A lot of those decisions are made by money, not because we don’t think they're good football players or people,” he said of the trade.
”That's his choice and I understand it,” Kelly said, regarding McCoy not wanting to shake his hand. ”And how he was traded wasn’t handled well.”
He took blame for the handling of the trade, as well, saying, “I understand why he's pissed. He has reason to be pissed.”
In 10 games played this season, McCoy has recorded 792 rushing yards and three touchdowns for the 6–6 Bills.
The Eagles (5–7) host the Bills at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.