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RB McCoy: Eagles’ Kelly doesn’t respect stars

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Former Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy believes the reason he was traded to the Buffalo Bills last month has nothing to do with money, race or that his style of running did not fit the Eagles’ offense.

On Monday, McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer the decision was all about coach Chip Kelly.

“I don’t think he likes or respects the stars. I’m being honest,” McCoy said. “I think he likes the fact that it’s ‘Chip Kelly and the Eagles.'”

Since Kelly was named coach in January 2013, the Eagles have cut top receiver DeSean Jackson and traded quarterback Nick Foles. Also, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was allowed to leave the team as a free agent.

McCoy said he and Kelly have not talked since March 10 when the Buffalo deal was made.

“He’s not the bad dude everybody makes him out to be. He’s just different. But I don’t really have any hate for him. I really don’t,” McCoy said. “In the beginning I did, but I don’t. If I see him I’ll speak to him, respectfully. ‘How are you doing, coach? Good luck.'”

McCoy and the Bills travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in this season.


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