But just because Buffalo jettisoned those two in advance of the 2017 season doesn't mean star running back LeSean McCoy is on the trade block.
Citing a source Tuesday, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported "the Bills haven't entertained traded offers for McCoy, the Bills currently aren't entertaining offers for McCoy, and the Bills won't be entertaining trade offers for McCoy."
McCoy seemingly responded to the rumor in an Instagram post:
With Watkins already out of the picture, the Bills need all of the offensive stability they can get.
That means holding on tight to McCoy, who accounted for 1,623 yards and 14 touchdowns from scrimmage in 2016. He ranked sixth overall in rushing yards (1,267) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (13) last season.
If McCoy can stay healthy, those numbers figure to hold steady or even improve since the Bills are working with a new-look receiving corps and Pro Football Focus' 10th-ranked offensive line.