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ORCHARD PARK, NY – With rumors swirling, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott shot down any notion that the team is looking to trade running back LeSean McCoy.

“No,” McDermott asserted, shaking his head, when asked whether or not the Bills were in a position to deal their best player.

In the aftermath of veteran wideout Anquan Boldin announcing his retirement on Sunday, the Bills have suddenly become the NFL’s latest candidate to cut their losses and “tank.” On Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk disputed the rumors, however, reporting that the Bills will not even entertain offers for McCoy. That was followed by another report on Wednesday from John Wawrow of the Associated Press that said it would take “a significant offer” for the team to even consider dealing the 29-year-old back. Paired with McDermott’s short and tactful response to the idea, it’s safe to assume Shady will be a Bill for the foreseeable future

McDermott expects McCoy, along with the rest of the starters, to play into the third quarter when the Bills meet the Ravens for their third preseason game on Saturday.

“I’d like to see [the startes] come out of the locker room at half time and play a series or two, give or take,” McDermott said. “LeSean will be around that area, as a starter. So we’ll see how he feels, he’s been in this league long enough to know what he needs to do to be ready as he ramps up his rep cycle.”

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