They are in the market for a running back, have cap room and have shown their willingness to bring back former players in the past.
A previous report from Josh Reed of WIVB in Buffalo suggested the Eagles have already reached out to the Bills about a possible trade for McCoy. They re-structured defensive tackle, Fletcher Cox's deal and freed up roughly $6.5 million for this season and an additional $11.7 million for next year.
Adding a running back the caliber of Bell or Johnson would give the Eagles offense a much-needed boost. Ajayi totaled 873 rushing yards last season, playing seven games for both the Eagles and Dolphins.More news: Kanye is Headed to the White House
That information, though, could have been gleaned from a source with the Eagles interested in either maintaining leverage for eventual trade talks with the Steelers or possibly concerned about the morale of the running backs still active with the team.
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Not too long after Ajayi was ruled out for the year, Howie Roseman and the Eagles front office got to work on the cap space situation.
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