-- PHILADELPHIA -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, returning to Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since the Philadelphia Eagles traded him, briefly kneeled at midfield and kissed the Eagles' logo before the coin toss.
McCoy, who was the Bills' only captain for the game against his former team, also hugged Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie while he was booed loudly during pregame introductions.
The running back went on to rush for 74 yards on 20 carries as the Bills lost 23-20. After the game, McCoy jogged to the locker room without shaking hands with anyone.
McCoy did not interact with Eagles coach Chip Kelly during warm-ups, staying on the Bills' side of the field before departing for the locker room ahead of kickoff. Kelly remained on the Eagles' side of the field.
In speaking to reporters before his much-anticipated return to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded by the Eagles in March, McCoy dismissed the idea of talking with Kelly or shaking his former coach's hand.
"Listen, man, Chip can't shake s--- at all. Nothing. He knows this," McCoy told a large group of reporters at his locker Wednesday. "That's why [he] said it. I know him. He's very intelligent. I can read between the lines. Like I said, I have nothing against him, no hatred. We're not enemies. I won't say anything wrong to him. But there's nothing for us to talk about, at all. Simple as that."
Kelly said on a conference call with Buffalo-based reporters that he wanted to shake McCoy's hand, but after McCoy's comments, the coach said he understood McCoy's feelings.
"How he was traded, it wasn't handled right," Kelly said. "I've said that before. I did not get an opportunity to talk to him. And it's a lesson that we should never do."