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Buffalo Bills stand pat at trade deadline, baffling fans

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LeSean McCoy and Kelvin Benjamin stay put.

The Buffalo Bills gave fans a huge nothing burger at Tuesday’s trade deadline. Despite a multitude of trades around the NFL, the Bills weren’t involved in any and held onto all their assets despite their 2-6 record.

It had been speculated for weeks that Buffalo might trade aging running back LeSean McCoy, former first round pick defensive end Shaq Lawson, disappointing wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, injury-prone tight end Charles Clay, or even defensive stalwart Jerry Hughes. None of it has come to pass.

Also - and perhaps more frustratingly - Buffalo did little to address their inept offense. No receivers were added via trade following the signing of free agent Terrelle Pryor. No offensive lineman was acquired to open up holes for the running backs. No help was found for Josh Allen to finish his rookie year.

The next time Buffalo can add players of significance to their roster will be in March of 2019 when free agency opens. It’s looking like slim pickings at most of the offense’s positions of need.