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Pro Football Focus' Rick Drummond, writing for ESPN Insider, grades the trade for both teams. He gives the Bills a C, noting that Buffalo had the NFL's worst run-blocking offensive line last season. He assigns the Eagles an A for the trade.
Neil Paine and Walt Hickey of FiveThirtyEight provide dueling takes on the trade, with Payne saying Rex Ryan is "insane" and Hickey saying Ryan is "crazy like a fox."
ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan writes that Chip Kelly, who has been given power over personnel decisions, is putting his mark on his team. The Eagles now have $50 million in 2015 cap space as a result of the trade.
ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss gives the Patriots' perspective on the trade, noting that it could strengthen the Bills' case to be New England's season-opening opponent this fall.
ESPN senior writer Christopher Harris takes a look at the trade from a fantasy perspective, saying he doesn't feel that McCoy is on the decline.
ESPN Stats & Information takes a deeper look at the Bills' and Eagles' running games last season and what the trade means from a statistical standpoint.