-- PHILADELPHIA -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, making his return to Lincoln Financial Field, briefly kneeled at midfield and appeared to kiss the Philadelphia Eagles' logo prior to the coin toss.
McCoy, who was the Bills' only captain for the game against his former team, also hugged Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie while he was loudly booed during pregame introductions.
McCoy did not interact with Eagles coach Chip Kelly during pregame warmups, staying on the Bills' side of the field before departing for the locker room prior to kickoff. Kelly remained on the Eagles' side of the field.
In speaking to reporters prior to 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 last 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 last Wednesday, Kelly 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."