Report: Chip Kelly Called LeSean McCoy Ahead of Bills-Eagles, McCoy Hung Up

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2015

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has denied having a problem with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, but don't expect him to shake his former coach's hand.

Or even talk to him.

Days before McCoy was set to make his first appearance in Philadelphia since getting traded by the Eagles this past offseason, the three-time Pro Bowl running back was quoted by Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer as saying he had "no issue" with Kelly. Despite denying any bad blood in the relationship, McCoy also said that he won't be shaking Kelly's hand when the teams meet at Lincoln Financial Field.

Well, Kelly reportedly tried to get in touch with his former running back this week to resolve any issues—but McCoy was having none of it.

McLane reported Sunday that McCoy has refused to talk to his former coach, even going as far as hanging up: "[Kelly] tried again on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the call. McCoy didn't recognize the number and answered. When Kelly identified himself, McCoy hung up."

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports confirmed McLane's report and added that Kelly made multiple phone calls to McCoy:

Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

This is true. Kelly called back a few times, too. Was intent on burying the hatchet this week. McCoy not interested. https://t.co/JDOPgV2eTq

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Update from Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4:45 p.m. ET

After the game, a 23-20 Eagles victory, Kelly denied the reports that he tried to call McCoy, via Joe Giglio Sports:

Joe Giglio @JoeGiglioSports

Chip Kelly on the LeSean McCoy phone call story is the ultimate mic drop. https://t.co/n95Ow2d5pG

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Kelly may try to talk to McCoy on the field before Sunday's game, but it's pretty clear Shady has no interest in talking things out. At this point, it would benefit both sides to just move on.


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