Report: Bills Could Have Sent Woods To Philly

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The Bills didn’t have to trade Kiko Alonso for LeSean McCoy. 

It could have been Robert Woods. 

ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio was on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli Tuesday afternoon. Paolantonio says he spoke with Bills GM Doug Whaley about how the McCoy trade went down. 

According to Paolantonio, the Bills were in an entirely unrelated personnel meeting when the Eagles called offering McCoy. At first, Philly requested draft picks in return, but the Bills don’t have many of value this year. 

Whaley asked if there was a player the Eagles would take in exchange for McCoy. The Eagles offered Buffalo the choice of Woods or Alonso. Whaley turned to Rex Ryan and the Bills new coach decided on Alonso. 

Within minutes, the Eagles had approval for the trade from ownership and it was done. Just like that. 

The Bills were, unsurprisingly, excited as Whaley said during an interview on NFL Network Tuesday. “There was a lot of jumping around, a lot of hugging and a lot of celebration,” Whaley said. 

In addition, Paolantonio spoke with Rams GM Les Snead. There were three teams that Snead said he spoke with seriously regarding a trade for quarterback Sam Bradford: the Bills, Browns and Eagles. 

Buffalo didn’t have enough high draft picks or a quality quarterback to give St. Louis in return for Bradford, so they quickly dropped out. 

The Browns offered a first round pick, but finished second to Philly’s offer of two picks and Nick Foles. 

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