Reuben Frank of the Burlington County Times, citing a league source, is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles have contacted the Buffalo Bills about the trade availability of starting running back Marshawn Lynch.
In yesterday's loss to Washington, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy fractured a rib, and although he was able to return and finish the game, his availability is obviously in serious doubt moving forward. Philadelphia has just Mike Bell, former Bills undrafted free agent Joique Bell and Eldra Buckley on the roster behind McCoy.
Though the Bills have repeatedly denied any interest in trading Lynch, their first-round pick in 2007, reports continue to circulate that the team is open to the idea of trading him. With Buffalo very much in the league cellar and the team's backfield crowded beyond belief, flipping Lynch for a draft pick might be a wise move for GM Buddy Nix to make.
Buffalo and Philadelphia have a history of working out trades together, as the two sides completed a trade for tackle Jason Peters in April of 2009.