Mike Garafolo of FOXSports.com is reporting that the Buffalo Bills and recently-acquired tailback LeSean McCoy are closing in on a new contract for the 26-year-old runner.
Sources tell @FOXSports1 LeSean McCoy and the Bills are close on a new contract. Expected to be agreed to before trade is official Tues.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 7, 2015
So that should put to bed any rumblings LeSean McCoy isn't happy about heading to Buffalo. He'll be there soon with a smile, I'd bet.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 7, 2015
When reports first emerged that the Bills had acquired McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, word surfaced that McCoy was upset by the move, and that he would not make finalizing the trade easy for either side. But when further reports indicated that the Bills want to re-structure McCoy's contract, that rhetoric quickly subsided.
If and when the two sides agree to a new contract, we'll update this post with the parameters - which will likely include more guaranteed money for McCoy, and ideally a lower 2015 cap number for the Bills. In the meantime, feel free to speculate on what the re-structured deal might entail; we did exactly that earlier this week.